The USC Trojans are expected to lose redshirt freshman cornerback Lamont Simmons to transfer. Ryan Abraham of Scout.com reported the story.
Simmons will now meet with university officials to discuss a release, and Abraham reports that Georgia Tech is a likely destination. Rutgers and North Carolina are also in the mix.
It’s a rough ending for Simmons’ time at USC, as he picked the Trojans on National Signing Day. Unfortunately, while he showed flashes of potential, he could not crack the starting or situational rotation and redshirted last season.
Now he’ll look to get a fresh start elsewhere, and USC should not have a problem letting him transfer, lest he decide he want to go to a Pac-12 program. If for any reason the university says no, Simmons can go to junior college before trying to get back on the D-1 scene.
Of course, Campus Sports will update Simmons’ transfer progress as more information becomes available.
USC went 9-4 (6-3 Pac-12) in its first year under coach Steve Sarkisian and defeated Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl. The Trojans open the 2015 season at the Coliseum against Arkansas State on September 5.
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