Renardo Sidney has it all. He's big (6 foot 11), can run the court, handle the ball and shoot from the outside. He's perhaps the top prep power forward in the land.
Last month, Sidney announced he would play next season at USC. All he needed to do was pass the SAT, which he did last week, clearing the way for the Fairfax High senior to sign a letter of intent.
But something has gone wrong in the past week. The Los Angeles Times reports that Sidney won't be playing for the Trojans. A source close to the family said the Sidneys and USC had agreed upon "a mutual parting of the ways."
The newspaper said USC officials expressed concern about signing the player while an NCAA investigation into former USC standouts Reggie Bush and O.J. Mayo was still open.
Sidney is now thought to be headed to Mississippi State.