USC Goes On Offering Spree

USC is offering a lot of scholarships this week, mostly to offensive linemen. It makes sense: Toa Lobendahn and Chris Brown are seniors next season; Cole Smith retired; Nathan Smith might retire and Roy Hemsley is expected to transfer.

The most interesting lineman offered was Trevor Roberson of Wellington, Texas, who is 6-11 and 345 pounds. The conventional wisdom is that is too tall to play offensive tackle.

USC also offered offensive linemen Corey Luciano of Diablo Valley College; offensive tackle Devontae Dobbs of Belleville, Mich.; offensive guard Jakai Moore of Nokesville, Va., offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd (6-7, 305) of Houston and offensive tackle Michael Tarquin of Belleview, Fla.

USC also offered two tight ends: Isaiah Foskey of Concord De La Salle and Luke Deal of Greenwood, South Carolina.

The Trojans offered three wide receivers: Wide receiver Elijah Higgins of Austin, Texas; (6-2, 180); Puka Nacua of Orem, Utah and Jordan Whittington of Cuero, Texas.

Remember the usual caveats: Offers are meaningless. Commitments are meaningless. And USC always drops some recruits who commit early.USC.UCLA.2016.3


6 thoughts on “USC Goes On Offering Spree

  1. Commitments & rankings are meaningless unless SC doesn’t get enough commitments from highly rated guys. In that case Helton sucks and only gets any commits because SC recruits itself.


  2. Without a skills coach (who teaches blocking at college level) we could recruit the best linemen available and still only have a mediocre team. Either the coaches step up or they go no more wait ’til next year


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