Top Trojans' signee Trent Perry requests release from USC following Andy Enfield departure

On3 imageby:Erik McKinney04/02/24


Whomever takes over as the next head coach of the USC Trojans might already have his first assignment as point guard Trent Perry announced Tuesday that he will ask for a release from the NLI he signed with the USC Trojans.

The 6-foot-4, 175-pound point guard was a major riser in the recruiting rankings during his senior season. He finished as the No. 32 overall prospect and No. 2 point guard in the 2024 On3 Rankings and the No. 41 overall prospect in the 2024 On3 Industry Rankings. Perry was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in California, a McDonald’s All-American and is a two-time CIF open division state champion.

Perry announced his decision in a social media post:

“First off, I’d like to take the time to thank coach Enfield and his staff for all they have done for me during my recruitment process that led to my commitment to USC. I was eager to start my college career as a Trojan. However, with the recent news of coach Enfield and USC parting ways, I’d like to announce that I will be requesting a release from my NLI and re-opening my recruitment. I am going to take this time to decide which school makes the most sense for me next year while maintaining USC as an option.”

Perry was the highest-rated member of USC’s 2024 recruiting class, which also includes four-star forward Brody Kozlowski and four-star guard Liam Campbell. USC’s roster is in flux this offseason as several players, including Kobe Johnson, have entered the transfer portal. The Trojans will lose Boogie Ellis and Joshua Morgan to eligibility and are likely to see Isaiah Collier enter the NBA draft. Bringing Perry back into the fold would be a big win for the next USC head coach.

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