South Carolina has lost one of its top commitment from the 2015 recruiting class.
Linebacker Davon Durant, the Greenwood native who attends Butler Community College in Kansas, said on Tuesday night that he has decommitted from the Gamecocks and there's very little chance of reconsidering.
In fact, later in the evening several Arizona State websites reported Durant had committed to the Sun Devils.
"It's nothing they did," Durant said. "I was thinking about it and I thought it wouldn't be the best choice for me. They've got a lot of linebackers and a lot of guys coming back. I'm going to give other people a chance."
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USC and Durant have a long relationship going back to his Shrine Bowl days at Greenwood High School. He wanted to go to USC out of high school but didn't have the grades. This time, according to Durant, academics was not an issue in his decision to rescind his commitment.
"I'm going to get out in December," Durant said. "They (USC) already had my transcript. It's nothing with grades. Coach Botkin came out here on his bye week, and I talked to him last night. He wanted me to enroll in January. He said if I change my mind give him a call. I doubt I will. After decommitting, I don't want to wast anybody's time. I never gave anybody else a chance and after thinking about it and talking to other people, I figured I'd give others a try."
Durant took an official visit to Arizona State in the summer and was impressed by what he saw.
"I like their defense and they have a good scheme," Durant said. "Their coaches are great. We hit it off on my official. It's a good program and defensively I think I would fit well."
Durant said he has scheduled official visits to Oregon and Texas A&M for the last two weekends in November but with his reported commitment to Arizona State, it remains to be seen if he will take those trips.
Durant is considered a four-star prospect and the top junior college inside linebacker, according to 247Sports' Composite rating, which factors in all networks.
South Carolina has two linebackers committed for the 2015 class: Sherrod Pittman of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jalen Henry of Foley, Ala.