DeVante Wilson tears ACL
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.
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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.
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