The nation's No. 12 player is down to three schools, according to a report in the Salt Lake Tribune.
Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou five-star linebacker Manti Te'o eliminated BYU and Stanford officially on Saturday from consideration, leaving Notre Dame, USC and UCLA on his list.
Repeated attempts to reach Te'o by Rivals.com have been unsuccessful. However, his father, Brian Te'o, told the Tribune he called BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall Saturday morning and told the coach he won't be signing with the Cougars.
The move is a surprise to some as several of his cousins already play for BYU, including safety Shiloah Te'o. But Te'o's father said Manti felt like he would be "too comfortable" at BYU and become too complacent.
"He has always been one who wanted to paddle his own canoe," Brian Te'o told the newspaper. "He wants to be on his own and face challenges that wouldn't come his way at BYU. He liked his trip to BYU, it is just that it just seemed too comfortable. That's what he told us."
USC will host Te'o on an official visit this upcoming weekend and he's indicated he wants to make an announcement a day or two before Signing Day.