Raleek Brown is planning to redshirt during the 2023 season, according to a report from the Orange County Register.

Luca Evans was 1st to share that news on Sunday afternoon. Evans cited a conversation with Brown’s father, Roscoe Brown. Per Brown’s father, Raleek has been nursing a hamstring injury. Roscoe did say things could still change regarding his son’s status.

Brown was not listed on USC’s depth chart ahead of its Week 1 contest with Nevada. Brown can play in up to 4 regular season games while still maintaining his redshirt.

USC head coach Lincoln Riley discussed the future for the former 5-star recruit after he practiced with the scout team during fall camp.

“Raleek’s a really good player, but there’s a lot of really good players here,” Riley told reporters earlier this fall. “The margins are really, really thin between a lot of these guys. I would just encourage him like I would with the entire team.

Brown was the  No. 3 running back prospect in his class, originally committing to Oklahoma out of Mater Dei High School. As several other players within the team did, he transferred to USC after Riley switched spots. to play for Lincoln Riley.

In his true freshman season, Brown combined for 402 scrimmage yards on 58 touches and 6 all-purpose touchdowns.

USC will host Stanford in Week 2.