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USC Trojans cornerback Isiah Wiley is academically ineligible for 2012. (Photo via 247Sports.com)
The USC Trojans have a little less finagling to do to get under the NCAA’s 75-man scholarship limit after senior cornerback Isiah Wiley was ruled academically ineligible for 2012.
Wiley was one of three players who had not practiced during fall camp while waiting for academic clearance. The other two players in questions, linebacker Marquis Simmons and cornerback Brian Bauchum, are eligible this year.
Wiley transferred to USC from junior college prior to the 2011 season. He seized the starting role partway through the year when cornerbacks Torin Harris and Anthony Brown both went out with injuries.
Brown, a redshirt sophomore, is now in line to start opposite Nickell Robey while Harris recovers from a hamstring injury.
Wiley has a redshirt year remaining and could sit out this year and return to the Trojans in 2013 but because he is no longer on academic scholarship, he would be respons...
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