Sebastian LaRue off USC's '13 class

Updated: January 3, 2013, 5:28 PM ET
By Corey Dowlar and Miller Safrit | RecruitingNation

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- ESPN 150 wide receiver Sebastian LaRue (Santa Monica, Calif./Santa Monica) has removed himself from USC's 2013 recruiting class.

Initially posting on Twitter that he decommitted, the four-star WR confirmed that he's opening his options.

"Not really sick and tired of it," LaRue said. "I'll just try to make the best decision for myself. SC, you know I really love SC. It's not like I'm going to rule them out completely, but I had to take a step back from the whole thing and make sure I'm making the best decision for myself as far as where I'm going to college. That's the main reason why I'm doing it."

So the Trojans are not out of the picture. LaRue is mainly concerned with finding the best all-around fit for him.

"Some of those things I'm trying to figure out are just what's the best place for me in general, just as far as ... where I fit in, really, on the offensive side of the ball, or a program in general, where I fit," LaRue said. "If that's SC, that's SC. I have no problems with going to SC. But if it's somewhere else, I have to make sure I'm weighing all my options equally."

LaRue already has taken official visits to Ohio State and Washington State. Trips to Notre Dame and Texas A&M are on deck.

But there will definitely be a battle for the fifth and final one.

"At this point, I'm taking visits to Texas A&M and Notre Dame, and I was always taking those visits," he said. "I've been interested in Washington and UCLA also. Some other schools are also in the mix. At this point, you know I'm going to take a look at some depth charts, take a look at some film of some offenses of schools that are really recruiting me hard."

ESPN ranks LaRue as the No. 150 prospect in the country for the Class of 2013 and the 13th-best receiver in the nation.

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