We've got two updates for after the Fourth of July festivities.
First, USC secured its second special-teams recruit for the class of 2011 with the commitment of long snapper Peter McBride (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral). McBride, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound center and snapper for Chaparral, will enroll in January to help USC work around the NCAA-mandated scholarship limitations that take effect next fall.
The Trojans did the same thing with 2011 kicker commit Andre Heidari(Bakersfield, Calif./Stockdale), essentially making both players count for the 2010 books and not those of 2011. McBride told USCfootball.com that his primary recruiter -- USC's first-year special teams coach John Baxter -- told him he had to be able to enroll early to get a scholarship.
On another note, class of 2010 commit Seantrel Henderson(St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Durham Hall) has yet to report for summer school at USC and is reportedly wavering on his commitment to the school. Reports over the weekend had Henderson visiting Miami — one of his top choices before he decided on the Trojans — but ESPN.com's Heather Dinich has a source at Miami who confirms Henderson was not on campus.
Playing by NCAA rules, it would appear Henderson would not be allowed to visit. The offensive lineman finally signed a letter of intent and faxed it to USC in March. He cannot visit another school without USC first granting him a release.