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Recruiting Rumblings: 5-star OLB Justin Flowe posts top-12 list

Five-star outside linebacker Justin Flowe, one of the most coveted prospects in the 2020 class, cut his list of potential schools down to 12 Tuesday.

USC is joined by Miami, Florida, LSU, Georgia, Texas, Ohio State, Clemson, Oregon, Arizona State, Alabama and Oklahoma in Flowe's top-12, as he whittled down his options from more than 40 offers.

Flowe, listed at 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, stars at Upland High School and is ranked the top OLB and No. 3 overall prospect in the country.

Flowe told us a couple months ago that while USC has long been a consideration for him, he first wants to see the Trojans show improvement in 2019.

"USC stands really high because they're a hometown school for me and since I was a kid USC has always been there for me," Flowe said back in February. "So yeah, it just depends on how good they do this season coming up [with] Clay Helton. ...

"'SC's always been in my heart because it's a hometown school and I've always been raised on USC so we're going to see what happens."

Flowe was at USC a couple weeks ago with his Upland HS teammates to check out a spring practice. He went to Miami last weekend for an unofficial visit.

3-star APB Ty Jordan set to drop top 10 list

Another USC target is planning to announce his short list soon as well.

Ty Jordan, a speedy 3-star all-purpose back from Mesquite, Texas, tweeted Tuesday that he will be posting a top 10 soon.

Jordan visited for USC's Elite Junior Day earlier this spring.

"It was a great experience. They made me feel at home," he told us at the time. "They have about five coaches from Texas so they emphasized the Texas flavor in Cali and want me to be a part of that."

Read more about Jordan here.