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Bishop Gorman’s Jalen Grimble no longer committed to USC


Sam Morris

Bishop Gorman defensive end Jalen Grimble carries a fumble he picked up into the end zone against Desert Oasis during his senior season in 2010.

Jalen Grimble

Bishop Gorman High defensive lineman Jalen Grimble talks about the 2010 season prior to his senior year with the Gaels. Grimble is one of the nation's top college recruits.

Bishop Gorman High football player Jalen Grimble likely won't make his college decision until Wednesday's national signing day.

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound defensive lineman verbally committed to Southern California in May, but no longer is being recruited by the school, according to reports.

Grimble, rated a four-star prospect by recruiting website on its five-star scale, has made recruiting trips to Miami and UCLA the past two weeks. Also a basketball player, he wasn't at the Gaels' Jan. 22 game against Findlay Prep while taking one of the trips.

Rivals lists Miami, UCLA and Nebraska, which he visited in April, as the three schools he is picking from. Rivals, which isn't affiliated with any school, doesn't include Grimble on Southern California's list of commitments. Also, a press release from Gorman's communication's office promoting the school's signing event says Grimble will be picking between UCLA and Miami.

Grimble and his father, Jerry, have been secretive during the recruiting process. Not even Gorman coach Tony Sanchez knows where Jalen will sign — or even the details of his trips. He hasn't returned phone calls to the Sun seeking comment.

Verbal commitments, such as the one Grimble gave Southern California last spring, are non-binding. Commitments become official on signing day when an athlete inks his letter of intent.

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