Birmingham head coach Ed Croson has been Flournoy’s coach for the past two seasons and was one of the first to learn of the commitment.
“He (Flournoy) called my son last night and told him he committed (Croson’s son also plays football for Birmingham). Flournoy was fired up about it.”
The Trojans beat out several schools, including a hard push from Notre Dame, for Flournoy’s services and Croson believes this is a commitment that will stick all the way through the recruiting process.
“USC is a school that he’s wanted to go to from the get go,” Croson said. “The coaches have known about him since his sophomore year and in the back of his mind, he was always hoping they’d offer. When they did, he jumped on it.
“I think he’ll stick with his commitment. His entire family really likes ‘SC and everyone has a ton of respect for the job they are doing. They want to be a part of it.”
At first there was talk that De’Von backed off his commitment, but according to Rivals and WeAreSC, he has reaffirmed his commitment to SC and doesn’t look shaky about his decision. If you read the rest of the story above, you’ll find out that De’Von has only been playing football for 2 years, but has immense talent and potential. According to a LA Daily News story, Birmingham fans are already saying that "Flournoy could be the best player ever to come from the school".
De’Von is listed at 6’1 180 with a 4.47 40-yard time and will come into SC as a receiver prospect. After watching this YouTube clip, you can see why people are so high on De’Von despite his lack of experience. Looks like Barkley’s commitment is already paying dividends.