Running back Melquise Stovall decommits from USC's 2016 recruiting class

Running back Melquise Stovall decommits from USC's 2016 recruiting class
USC running back commit Melquise Stovall competes during a summer 7-on-7 tournament at Orange Coast College. (Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

The lone running back in USC’s 2016 recruiting class is no longer committed.

Melquise Stovall from Lancaster Paraclete High announced his decision to withdraw his commitment on Saturday.


"I would like to thank Coach Sark and the whole USC staff for the offer, it was great being committed to my dream school. But I have decided to open up my recruitment," Stovall wrote on Twitter.

Stovall, 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds, committed to the Trojans in April and has made several unofficial visits to campus.

Last month he competed at the Opening, an elite high school showcase, and played running back, receiver and cornerback. He said he wanted the opportunity to play each position in college.

Stovall is the second player to withdraw his commitment to USC's 2016 recruiting class. Tight end Isaac Garcia from Bellevue High in Washington decommitted in May.

USC has 15 players committed and six scholarships available.

The Trojans are expected to sign no more than two running backs.

Here's a look at who is committed to USC's 2016 class:

Player, position, high school

Matt Fink, QB, Glendora

Velus Jones, WR, Saraland (Ala.)

Josh Imatorbhebhe, WR, Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett

Trevon Sidney, WR, La Puente Bishop Amat

Cary Angeline, TE, Exton (Penn.) Downingtown East

Frank Martin, OL, Santa Ana Mater Dei


Nathan Smith, OL, Mesa

Keanu Saleapaga, DL, La Mirada

Liam Jimmons, DL, Huntington Beach

Keyshon Camp, DL, Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson Senior

Daelin Hayes, LB, Ann Arbor (Michigan) Skyline

Mique Juarez, LB, North Torrance

Jordan Iosefa, LB, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis School

Michael Pittman, DB/WR, Westlake Village Oaks Christian

C.J. Pollard, DB, Gardena Serra

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