Sebastian LaRue decommit not a surprise 

January, 2, 2013
The decommitment of ESPN 150 receiver Sebastian LaRue (Santa Monica, Calif./Santa Monica) from USC had been brewing the past few weeks, so his announcement Wednesday was a mere formality.

It had become apparent that LaRue would not sign with the Trojans in February, with the four-star receiver reluctant to even discuss his recruitment recently. And even though LaRue had been a frequent visitor for USC games at the Coliseum this season, the versatile athlete had been tight-lipped since returning from an official visit to Washington State.

While the rest of USC's verbal commitments had either visited or scheduled their official trips to Los Angeles, LaRue had not. He set up a visit to Texas A&M for the Jan. 18 weekend, which is the Trojans' big recruiting date. LaRue also scheduled a trip to Notre Dame for Jan. 25 and said he did not know if he'd even make it to USC before signing day.