Corp transfer official

Aaron Corp has officially transferred to Richmond and was given his release from USC. Here’s the release from Richmond:

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — The University of Richmond has announced >that sophomore QB Aaron Corp has signed an athletics grant-in-aid >and will transfer to Richmond from the University of Southern >California. Corp has two years of eligibility remaining and begins >classes on Monday.
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>”I’m very excited to get on campus and start class on Monday,” said >Corp. “Richmond allowed me the opportunity to compete and play >right away and I was very comfortable meeting with Coach Scott and >his staff. The University has a tremendous football program and is >nationally-recognized for its academics, especially in my major of >international studies.”
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>Corp, along with head coach Latrell Scott, will be available for >media interviews Monday at a time to be determined.
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>This is Scott’s first signee since taking the Spiders’ head coaching >position on December 15.
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>”This is an exciting time at the University of Richmond and we are >thrilled to welcome Aaron to the Spider Football Family,” said >Scott. “He is a standout football player, an even better young man >and we’re expecting him to compete for playing time in the spring.”
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>A native of Villa Park, Calif., Corp was slated to be the 2009 >starter for Pete Carroll’s Trojans before an injury sidelined him in >the preseason and he lost his spot to freshman Matt Barkley. He was >the team’s No. 3 signal-caller during the 2008 campaign, which >included playing one series in USC’s 52-7 win at Virginia in Charlottesville.
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>A highly-touted prep signal-caller, the 6-3, 200-pound Corp entered >USC with a wealth of honors that included his mention as a Parade, >Rivals 100, EA Sports, and Super Prep All-America.
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>As a senior at Orange (Calif.) Lutheran High, he was 212-of-311 >(.682) passing for 2,750 yards, 21 touchdowns and 7 >interceptions. He also ran for 1,197 yards on 142 carries (8.4 >avg.) with 12 TDs that year. Orange Lutheran went 14-1 and won the >2006 CIF Pac-5 Division and the California Division II championships.
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>In his three-year career as a starter, he amassed 8,668 yards of >total offense and scored 76 TDs.
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>Richmond, which captured the 2009 CAA Football Championship, enters >the off-season on the heels of an 11-2 campaign that ended with a >last-second loss to Appalachian State in the NCAA Quarterfinals. In >the last three seasons, the Spiders have won the National >Championship (2008) and two CAA Football titles (2007, 2009).

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