Recruiting Roundup

Report: Pomee settles on the trojans

Four-star wide receiver/tight end Junior Pomee (Moreno Valley, Calif.) has committed to USC, according to Lya Wodraska of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Pomee gave a verbal commitment to the Trojans just days after visiting the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“We are glad to finally get it over with,” his father, Kapelieli Pomee, told Wodraska on Monday night. “Mainly he wanted to stay close to his family.”

Pomee’s decision could likely result in three-star cornerback Ryan Henderson (Moreno Valley, Calif.) signing with USC on National Signing Day, as well. Henderson, a long-time Utah commit and teammate of Pomee, had recently said he was split 50-50 between the Utes and Trojans.

Many have speculated, however, that if Pomee signs with USC, Henderson will quickly follow suit.

— Joey Kaufman

four-star recruit Grimble decommits

Jalen Grimble (Las Vegas), who is rated as the No. 7 defensive tackle in the nation by, withdrew his verbal commitment to play for USC, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound defensive lineman from Bishop Gorman High School verbally committed to USC last May but is no longer being recruited by the Trojans, according to the report.

According to a press release from his high school promoting the school’s signing day event, Grimble will choose to play for either Miami (Fla.) or UCLA on Wednesday. also lists Nebraska as a possible destination for the highest-rated recruit from Nevada.

Verbal commitments, such as the one Grimble gave to USC in May, are non-binding. Commitments only become official when an athlete signs his letter of intent.

—  Will Laws

Roberson to sign with florida or usc

Four-star cornerback Marcus Roberson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) will sign a letter of intent Wednesday to play college football at either Florida or USC, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Roberson committed to Auburn on Monday, but withdrew his verbal commitment approximately 24 hours after.

This marked the second time the St. Thomas Aquinas High cornerback has rescinded a commitment.

Prior to committing to Auburn on Friday, Roberson had committed to Texas Tech Jan. 18, just days after visiting USC.

“I’m trying to do what’s best for me,” Roberson told the Sun-Sentinel. “The decision with Auburn was between me and the coaches there.”

—  Joey Kaufman