Players coming and going at USC 

January, 30, 2014
The news came in twos this week for the USC Trojans involving a pair of players, one leaving and one coming, both with two years of eligibility left to pursue their college football dreams.

The first came early in the week when it was confirmed that junior college defensive tackle Claude Pelon was enrolled in school for the spring semester. Pelon had committed to USC last month but had not yet qualified to transfer when the semester started on January 13. At the time, USC coach Steve Sarkisian said it was a matter of finishing up one class and that Pelon was expected soon.

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Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY SportsMax Wittek's decision to leave USC isn't a complete shock, and it gives him a good opportunity to succeed at another program.
The fact that Pelon is now confirmed is important news for a defensive front that will need to replace a two-year starter in the middle in George Uko, who left school early for the NFL draft. Pelon offers a 6-foot-5, 285-pound frame along with two years of junior college experience. He had 9.5 tackles for loss in 2013 at Mesa (Ariz.) Community College.