Defensive Tackle Claude Pelon Signs Letter Of Intent

USC received a letter of intent from defensive tackle Claude Pelon from Mesa Community College, who will enroll in January. Pelon attended three junior colleges, quite a feat.

Full statement after the jump:

LOS ANGELES–Claude Pelon, a 6-5, 285-pound defensive lineman from Mesa (Ariz.) Community College, has signed a letter of intent with the USC football team and will enroll as a junior for the spring 2014 semester to participate in spring drills, new USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian announced today.

“We are excited to have Claude join our Trojan team,” said Sarkisian.  “He’s a welcome addition and we look forward to having him contribute to our program.”

Pelon had 52 tackles, including 9.5 for losses, plus 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a 2013 sophomore at Mesa CC.  He earned All-Western States Football League second team honors.

He spent his 2012 freshman season at Eastern Arizona Junior College in Thatcher (Ariz.), where he had 17 tackles with 2 sacks.  He redshirted in 2011 while at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College.

He prepped at Agape Christian Academy in Orlando (Fla.), where he earned All-Conference honors as a 2010 senior while posting 68 tackles with 9 sacks.  He also had 3 receptions on offense.  He also was on the basketball and track teams at Agape Christian.

His full first name is Claudeson.

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  • Jack B

    Actually, it’s “quite a feat” as you say that you have a blog where it’s the posters who supply the important info and opinions. Now, if you had info about why Pelon went to three JCs, that might be newsworthy. But as usual, You know nothing of the circumstances. So, why is it “quite a feat?” Answer is, you have no idea.

    • Helen

      Tracking down information would require actual work, and that’s not what Scottie does.

    • Golden Trojan

      Would be interesting to know how a guy goes to Eastern Az. from Orlando. How do you even know where Thatcher AZ is let alone they have JC football. Now Coffeyville, KN, must be a fan of Dalton Gang!

      • Tom Oday

        Many OOS players are attending the Arizona CC schools. G. Stanley went to EACC from HS in Fl. I. Wiley from La. HS to WACC. Coffeyville is a national power in JC football.

  • Toejam For Life

    With Sarkiffen’s track record, check the police blotters in those states….

    • Walt Hazzard

      just like LOSE MORA….does the name Torian White ring a bell?? look it up troll and crawl back under your rock

  • WEB_Dupree

    I don’t see what this post has to do with Kiffin or Petersen. This blog is starting to lose focus.

    • ScottWolfSniffsHisOwnFarts

      Maybe James Franklin recruited Pelon?

  • B.Miller

    HA! Wolf did you just Copy and Paste this from LA Times?

  • HeySUCs

    He definitely can play football, but will he attend class, do his homework and graduate?

    • ScottWolfSniffsHisOwnFarts

      Unlike a genius like yourself?
      Considering that you never attended college, and routinely demonstrate extremely low intelligence, I really don’t think you are in any position to question another individual’s academic qualifications or a school’s admittance policy.

    • Jack B

      Any guy who sits around trying to come up with “SUCUDub” has too much time on his hands and too little power in his brain. If you’re an example of how UCLA prepares people for life, then land of the little gutties must have some deep classes on how to troll websites. Go to UCLA: Be a Troll! Has a nice ring to it. Good promo value.

  • Cheap seats

    While Wolf is obviously poking fun at this player, he didn’t realize that 18 other schools also offered Pelon a scholarship and he is a 4 star recruit.

    3 junior colleges might be a sign of some instability that he could outgrow by finally being part of a big time program.

    Congrats, kid.

  • j metaphor

    Claude has previously attended three different Jr. Colleges but was looking for something a little less academically challenging.
    Welcome to Southern Cal, Claude!

  • max

    U$C shall be Claude’s 4th community college.