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National signing day: Linebacker Quinton Powell chooses USC

February 06, 2013|By Gary Klein
  • USC signee Quinton Powell said he was not affected by the wave of recruits who withdrew their commitments to the Trojans.
USC signee Quinton Powell said he was not affected by the wave of recruits… (Rivals.com )

USC finally got some good news as linebacker Wednesday. Quinton Powell announced he would attend USC.

Powell, 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, is from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Fla., the same school that produced Trojans defensive lineman Leonard Williams, a freshman All-American last season.

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Powell said he was not affected by the wave of recruits who withdrew their commitments to USC.

"Every time I heard about it, I really just shook it off," Powell told ESPN in a television interview. "I was thinking about myself. Everybody decommitted because of the way they felt. I just wanted to commit based off my opinion on the school and things of that nature."

Powell's announcement came after Torrodney Prevot, a linebacker from Texas who decommitted from USC on Tuesday, reportedly announced that he would attend Oregon.

Earlier Wednesday, former Trojans commit Jalen Ramsey, a defensive back from Tennessee, announced he would attend Florida State.

USC fans are waiting on the 5 p.m. announcement of defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes, a former USC commit who was reportedly considering the Trojans, UCLA, Notre Dame and Alabama.

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