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2016 receiver Velus Jones changes mind again and commits to USC

2016 receiver Velus Jones changes mind again and commits to USC

Saraland wide receiver Velus Jones (10) catches a touchdown pass during the Mississippi-Alabama Football Classic All-Star game on Dec. 12, 2015.

(Eli Baylis / Associated Press)

Signing day, Feb. 3, when USC solidifies its 2016 recruiting class, can’t come soon enough.

On Saturday, a day after Saraland, Ala., receiver Velus Jones decommitted from USC and pledged to Oklahoma, Jones changed his mind and committed, again, to the Trojans.

“I have made my final decision to attend the University of Southern California and I’m ending my recruitment,” Jones wrote in a Tweet.

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He made his first commitment to USC in April.

Friday, in a tweet that has since been deleted, Jones thanked Tennessee and USC for recruiting him, but said that he would attend Oklahoma.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Jones made an official visit to USC this month. He also made official trips to Oklahoma, Michigan and Tennessee.

USC has commitments from five receivers in the 2016 class.

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Josh Imatorbhebhe from North Gwinnett High in Suwanee, Ga., and Michael Pittman from Westlake Village Oaks Christian have enrolled in spring semester courses.

La Puente Bishop Amat’s Tyler Vaughns and Trevon Sidney are expected to sign letters of intent Feb. 3.

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