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Mickens to explore other options

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Jaydon Mickens and USC have parted ways as the Los Angeles Dorsey athlete has decided to look at his other options as his senior season comes to a close.
"I felt like other Pac-12 schools were a better fit for me," Mickens said. "I'm looking at other Pac-12 schools and some from other conferences, too."
Mickens, a speedy 5-foot-8, 170-pound prospect, originally committed to USC in October of his junior season but as his recruitment continued it seemed like both sides were looking in different directions.
Finally, Mickens decided to take a closer look at all his options and said that Washington, Cal, Oregon, Arizona State, SMU and Hawaii have become serious contenders in his recruitment.
USC is no longer considered an option for Mickens, who shined at multiple camps and 7-on-7 tournaments this past off-season.
Rivals.com rates Mickens as the No. 13 athlete and No. 187 prospect in the 2012 class and he's definitely one of the speediest players this recruiting cycle.
Mickens is scheduled to visit Cal the weekend of Dec. 16 and other visits are expected to happen over the course of the next couple months as the Dorsey standout figures out which spot is best for him.
Los Angeles Dorsey finished its season at 11-2 and was eliminated from the playoffs last weekend by Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne.
The three-star Mickens finished with 32 receptions for 558 yards and seven touchdowns and he also rushed for 378 yards and 13 scores. He is also a weapon on special teams.
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