Per multiple sources, the USC Trojans have released 2013 shooting guard Kendal Yancy-Harris from his signed National Letter of Intent (LOI).
#82 247Sports/#111 247Composite ranked Kendal Yancy-Harris has been released from his Letter of Intent w USC. 247sports.com/Player/Kendal-…— Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) February 21, 2013
Yancy-Harris, a 4* combo guard from Richardson (Tex.) Berkner, had signed his LOI during the Early Signing Period in November. Following the firing of ex-head coach Kevin O'Neill in early January, the Trojans gave Yancy-Harris the option to look around as USC searched for a new head coach.
In reponse, Yancy-Harris took an unofficial visit to Austin to watch the Texas Longhorns play Oklahoma St. in early February. With uncommitted Top 150 players in short supply, other schools have stopped by to scout Harris, such as the Texas A&M Aggies, TCU Horned Frogs, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Oregon Ducks, and Auburn Tigers.
Harris plays high school ball at Richardson Berkner alongside Soma Edo, a combo forward committed to Fresno State. Harris' AAU program is Urban DFW Elite, where he played alongside Prime Prep's Karviar Shepherd (signed with TCU) and Jordan Mickey (signed with LSU).
Ranked 82nd overall by 247 Sports and 111th overall by 24 Sports Composite, Harris previously considered Texas prior to committing to USC. The 6' 3", 195 lb guard profiles as more of a scoring combo guard rather than true point guard. In the 2013 class, the Longhorns are also recruiting shooting guard Keith Frazier from Dallas Kimball, and have a commitment from point guard Isaiah Taylor from Houston The Village. There is no timetable on Yancy-Harris' recruitment.