2014: Pelon, who transferred to USC from a junior college in the spring of 2014, will push for a starting defensive tackle job as a junior in 2014.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: He made 2013 Prep Star JUCO All-American and All-Western States Football League second team as a 2013 sophomore defensive lineman at Mesa (Ariz.) Community College. He had 52 tackles, including 9.5 for losses, plus 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 2013.
He spent his 2012 freshman season at Eastern Arizona Junior College in Thatcher (Ariz.), where he had 17 tackles with 2 sacks.
He redshirted in 2011 while at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College.
HIGH SCHOOL: He prepped at Agape Christian Academy in Orlando (Fla.), where he earned All-Conference honors as a 2010 senior while posting 68 tackles with 9 sacks. He also had 3 receptions on offense.
He also was on the basketball and track teams at Agape Christian.
PERSONAL: He is a sociology major at USC. His full first name is Claudeson.