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Top prospect Hazelton signs with USC

2/25/2006 - USC Trojans

LOS ANGELES -- Standout wide receiver Vidal Hazelton of
Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., has signed a letter of
intent to attend Southern California.

"All along, we counted on Vidal being a big factor in the
strength of our recruiting class," USC coach Pete Carroll said
Friday in a statement issued by the school. "It's taken a while
for everyone to come together on this decision, but we're pleased
for him and his family that it is finalized.

"We expect him to play a big role on our team and to compete
for playing time right away."

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Hazelton becomes the 25th player to join
USC's 2006 recruiting class -- considered one of the best in the
country. He caught 41 passes for 942 yards and 13 touchdowns last
season.