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Wheeler makes Pac-12 switch

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Chad Wheeler was committed to Arizona State for about a month but after USC offered in the last day or so the Santa Monica, Calif., prospect suddenly had lots to think about and Thursday night he decided he needed to switch.
There was just no way Wheeler could turn down an offer from USC.
Wheeler, a 6-foot-6, 260-pound recruit, said he committed to the Trojans and that he will be a mid-year player who gets to campus in January.
He plays both offensive tackle and defensive end and said USC likes him for offense. The three-star said playing that way is perfectly fine with him.
"It meant a lot to get that offer," Wheeler said. "It's just unbelievable. I can't really react right now. It's insane.
"It seemed like they were going to offer me but it was still unexpected. They were telling me that if I could come in mid-term that they would offer. It was awesome that I can do that."
Arizona, Cal, Iowa State, Washington State and Harvard also offered Wheeler, who had committed to Arizona State in early August.
Many other Pac-12 schools were also showing interest in him but being a part of USC's recruiting class was something Wheeler couldn't pass up. In just a few months, he will be a part of the Trojans' team.
"That's a real honor," Wheeler said. "There is great tradition at that school and it's amazing to be a part of that family."
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