2016 five-star linebacker Mique Juarez has decided to de-commit from the USC Trojans following the Steve Sarkisian situation.

5-star 2016 LB Mique Juarez de-commits from USC Trojans

The USC Trojans are going through an absolute nightmare midway through what appeared at one time to be a successful season. Head coach Steve Sarkisian has been fired due to issues with alcoholism and the program is beginning to fall apart.

Recruits are starting to de-commit from the school and there are reports that current players are consider transferring following the season.

Mique Juarez, a five-star 2016 linebacker recruit, is the latest to de-commit from the program. He took to his personal Twitter account to make the announcement.

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— Meek (@miquejuarez3) October 13, 2015

This is a big loss for the USC defense and they are going to be going through a massive rebuild. Not only are they losing top prospects, they also don’t have a head coach in mind that they could hire long-term.

Sarkisian was an excellent recruiter and his skills in that department will be missed.

USC is in serious trouble moving forward and there is a good chance that they will lose a lot more talent before this situation stops hurting them. Juarez is currently ranked as the No. 2 outside linebacker in the 2016 recruiting class.

He also also ranked as the No. 17 player overall in the class.

Expect to see him receive immediate interest from quite a few different schools. He will have his choice of where to play his college football, but for now the Trojans will simply have to swallow the fact that they are losing a lot of their talented pieces for the future.

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