USC Trojans running back and former blue chip recruit Dillon Baxter is transferring from the school and is considering going to the San Diego St. Aztecs or UNLV Rebels. Baxter has never lived up to the hype when this video was released at the 2010 spring game and was compared to former Trojan Reggie Bush.
Baxter never lived up to the hype and was suspended twice in his freshman year and has not been part of the team since Oct. 22 with another suspension.
Baxter had only 252 yards rushing and one touchdown in his freshman year and had 12 touches this year, and that would be it for Baxter's USC career. So know he moves on:
Sophomore tailback Dillon Baxter has been released from his scholarship at USC, his stepfather told the Register.
Anthony Mooney said Baxter received his release about two weeks ago. He will finish this semester at USC before transferring. Schools under consideration include San Diego State, Florida and Portland State.
"After speaking with Coach Kiffin, we decided it was better to part ways," Mooney said Thursday. "It was an amicable situation that was better for Dillon and for USC. We want to thank everyone at the university for the opportunity and support they gave to Dillon while he was there. Unfortunately, it just didn't work out. It just wasn't a match at this point."
Interesting that UNLV and San Diego State would be mentioned, but not really since those two schools are where Pac-12 players do transfer to. Baxter did say that he is strongly considering UNLV and that he would prefer to play wide receiver. San Diego State would be a good fit if he went there and could take over for when Ronnie Hillman moves on.
Baxter probably will not make a decision for a few more weeks at the earliest since he is finishing the semester at USC, but expect to see Baxter at a new school in time for spring practice.