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Recruiting Ripple: Talamaivao Flips

Talamaivao on his official visit

Less than 10 days after returning to California after his official visit to Alabama, four-star offensive lineman Viane Talamaivao set up a visit and flipped his commitment to a surging USC program. With just about 10 weeks until pen meets paper, how will Alabama bounce back? We break it down inside.

While most of the Alabama faithful were asleep on Monday evening, one of the football program's top verbal commitments had a change of heart. Viane Talamaivao elected to switch his pledge to local school and surging Pac-12 program USC late Monday, less than 10 days after taking in Tuscaloosa with his family for an official visit. The No. 8 offensive guard prospect in's class of 201... Recommended Stories