USC’s 2025 recruiting class has taken a hit.

Anquon Fegans committed to the Trojans on May 7 but has had a change of heart. Thursday, Fegans backed off his verbal pledge to Lincoln Riley’s program.


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Fegans is out of Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama. The 6-1, 180-pound defensive back is being recruited by teams close to home. National recruiting expert Steve Wiltfong says USC could still sign Fegans, but the highly-touted prospect is showing increased interest in Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and LSU.

Getting Fegans back in the fold would be significant for Riley and his staff. Fegans is rated 4-stars, the No. 3 safety, No. 5 recruit in the state of Alabama and No. 31 prospect overall in the Class of 2025 on the 247Sports Composite.

Though he’s no longer a USC pledge, Fegans figures to be following the Trojans closely this season. Tre’Quon Fegans, Anquon’s older brother, transferred to play for USC after beginning his career at Alabama.