A forgotten man in the USC offense is wide receiver Vidal Hazelton, who was the Trojans second leading receiver in 2007. One of his most memorable moments last year was the spectacular one handed grab in the opener against Idaho. The photos circulated news wires and tape rolled on television highlight reels, and Hazelton appeared to be a rising star and future household name of USC football. But then came the injuries that kept him sidelined, and in all the efforts to make it back, he saw his field time decline as others rose to become full time performers.
On Tuesday, Pete Carroll signed the papers and granted Hazelton’s release, and a new destination is unknown. Hazelton is originally from New York, and the man that recruited him to the Empire, Lane Kiffin, is now down the coast from his home state, coaching in Tennessee. The Volunteers may get consideration, and it may be a perfect fit.