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.