LOS ANGELES USC senior offensive lineman Abe Markowitz has had to endure more than most to put on a USC uniform. Having to deal with injuries is just part of it.
After missing the previous two seasons with a foot injury, Markowitz will petition to the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility.
Where hell use that sixth year of eligibility, if its granted, is in question.
Abe will not be coming back with us, Kiffin said. Theres a potential that hes looking into about potentially going somewhere else but this is his last year with us.
Were not bringing him back. We dont have room.
In other words, there wont be a scholarship available for Markowitz, the former walk-on.
Markowitz is open to returning to his walk-on status to remain in the program.
Im still weighing out my options and figuring out whats the best thing for me to do, Markowitz said. Financially, it would be hard to continue next year. My parents -- I talked to them -- theyre even willing to sell our house so that I can...