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Trojans land former UCLA pledge

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Torian White pulled a somewhat shocking move on National Signing Day when the three-star offensive lineman from Lakewood, Calif., switched his commitment from UCLA to USC.
White, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound offensive tackle, had been committed to the Bruins since June but he said on Fox Sports that he felt his best situation was across town at USC so he made the tough decision to switch.
Apparently, White's mother and father didn't know he was going to pick USC until he picked up the hat.
It's another boost for coach Lane Kiffin and his staff that continue to reel in players on signing day.
Many of them were small surprises but White could be the biggest shocker yet in USC's class because many believed he was firm to the Bruins throughout his recruitment while looking at USC, Oregon State and others.
White, who played in the Offense-Defense Bowl, has the size and weight to be a contributor on USC's offensive line and he was especially impressive earlier in the season in a game against Long Beach (Calif.) Poly.
Losing White is another blow to UCLA's struggling recruiting class. The Bruins did pick up four-star defensive tackle Kevin McReynolds from Washington (D.C.) St. John College High but UCLA is still struggling recruiting top talent this cycle.
There is still hope for the Bruins, though, because Encino (Calif.) Crespi wide receiver Devin Lucien still has UCLA, Colorado, Arizona State and others involved and he's supposed to make his decision later on signing day.
There's also a chance some players could visit after signing day and make their decisions in the coming weeks.
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