PG Ulis down to 3 after eliminating USC

ESPN 100 senior point guard Tyler Ulis has eliminated USC from his recruiting list and is down to Iowa, Kentucky and Michigan State, according to his father.

Ulis, a 5-foot-9 point guard from Marian Catholic in Chicago Heights, Ill., is ranked No. 38 in the Class of 2014 and the No. 8 point guard by ESPN. He trimmed his list to four schools in early August.

"Yes, we did [eliminate USC;] we never said it in the media or anything, but did speak to USC about it a couple weeks ago," James Ulis, Ulis' father, wrote in a text message on Monday. "Didn't want to just take a visit if Tyler had cooled on possibly going there. We thanked [them] for their time and we wanted to allow them to have an opportunity to recruit another PG."

Ulis made an official visit to Iowa this past weekend and will make official visits to Michigan State on Sept. 6-7 and Kentucky on Sept. 8-9. Kentucky recently offered Ulis a scholarship on an unofficial visit, and Iowa and Michigan State previously offered him.

James believes his son's commitment could come as early as the weekend of Sept. 14.