DeVante Wilson tears ACL

Updated: July 26, 2011, 10:02 PM ET
By Pedro Moura | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Incoming USC defensive end DeVante Wilson tore his ACL earlier this month and will undergo surgery to repair the tear. He will miss the entire 2011 season.

Wilson, who will redshirt, suffered the injury during home workouts in his hometown of Corona, Calif., Trojans coach Lane Kiffin said Tuesday at Pac-12 media day. In a text message to ESPNLosAngeles.com, Wilson said his surgery is scheduled for Aug. 9.

Listed at 6-foot-2, 235 pounds, Wilson was rated as a three-star prospect by ESPNU in the 2011 recruiting cycle. He was named a Prep Star All-American after a senior season at Corona High in 2010 in which he totaled 59 tackles and 9.5 sacks.

He was listed third on the depth chart at one defensive end spot in a USC release earlier this month, backing up fourth-year junior Nick Perry.

Wilson, 18, is the second Trojan to tear his ACL this offseason. Redshirt freshman defensive back Patrick Hall tore the ligament in his left knee on a fall during an on-campus throwing session in June.

Pedro Moura is co-author of the USC blog on ESPNLosAngeles.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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