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Report: Hayes Pullard to USC

2/3/2010

Chalk one up for Lane Kiffin.

Greg Biggins of ESPNRise.com and ESPN's West Recruiting Blog reports that linebacker Hayes Pullard (Los Angeles, Calif./Crenshaw) will sign with USC instead of UCLA on Wednesday.

Pullard had long been considered a favorite to land with the Bruins but felt USC "was the right place for [him]." He gives Kiffin his first linebacker commit in the 2010 class.

That leaves defensive back Dietrich Riley (La Canada, Calif./St. Francis), linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison) and center Giovanni Di Poalo (Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure) as prospects who probably will choose between the crosstown rivals Wednesday. Zumwalt and Di Poalo are soft verbals to Stanford and USC, respectively.