USC commit Steve Dillon has still not signed his letter of intent to play football for the Trojans next fall, according to the Orange County Register.
A source told The Register that academic issues were the primary reason that the defensive end has yet to fax in his letter of intent.
“His commitment is to USC,” the source said. “He has decided to concentrate on his academic work right now to meet the USC academic standard. He will sign when requirements are completed.”
The Palmdale High School star gave his pledge to the Trojans in November and is still considered to be a strong commit despite his academic troubles. Dillon would potentially become the 31st member of USC’s highly touted recruiting class — ranked No. 4 nationally by Yahoo! Sports’ Rivals.com
In order to be eligible to play in the Fall, Dillon must meet the academic requirements set forth by the NCAA and sign his letter of intent by April 1.