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USC flips Breslin, could Bowman be next?

12/21/2011

It could be a big day for USC on the first day of the juco signing period. The Trojans were able to flip former UCLA commit Morgan Breslin (Pleasant Hill, Calif./Diablo Valley College) and could be set to land an even bigger prize later today.

Breslin had committed to UCLA last summer but took an official visit to USC this past weekend. A scholarship opened up for the Trojans when defensive end Nick Perry declared for the 2012 NFL draft, and upon being offered by USC, Breslin didn’t waste time in jumping on it.

“He’s the best football player we’ve ever had here,” DVC coach Mike Darr told the Oakland Tribune. “He had a great two years with us and has a very bright future.”

Breslin has racked up 28 sacks in the last two seasons and projects as a weakside defensive end for the Trojans. He’ll have three seasons to play and is expected to see action immediately next fall.

At noon PT, defensive back Gerald Bowman (Los Angeles/Pierce JC) will announce his college choice between USC, Oklahoma and Miami, and the Trojans have been the team to beat since the summer. In fact, some feel Bowman has been a silent commitment to USC for some time.

Bowman, who is among the most heavily recruited JC players in the nation, took official visits to all three of his finalists and also checked out Cal. The entire Pac-12, along with Nebraska, Ole Miss, Pitt, Syracuse, Tennessee and West Virginia, had offered the safety. Depending on Trojans safety T.J McDonald's decision about returning for his senior year, Bowman could be ready to step in and play from day one.