As expected, Mater Dei quarterback Bryce Young committed to USC.
Young is the No. 1-rated dual threat QB for the Class of 2020 per Rivals.
Now some questions: Young’s size (6-0, 180) will be an issue for some. A high school coach told me he wants to see how Young does outside of a 7-on-7 environment and how Young handles the physicality of the Trinity League while at Mater Dei.
The same coach also wondered what USC’s game plan was for getting Young and St. John Bosco quarterback DJ Uiagalelei? The conventional thought (even from those close to Bosco) is that Uiagalelei will not go to the same school as Young. So will Uiagalelei go to Clemson?
If Uiagalelei does commit to USC, does Young switch? There are a lot of scenarios. But it seems unwise for both QBs to go to the same school. Who wants to become the next Max Browne? Or Max Wittek?
The high school coach I spoke to was more inclined to go with the pro-style size and arm of Uiagalelei (6-4, 235).
Should USC have held off on Young? No, because commitments are not binding anyways.
Besides, there’s nothing wrong with a good, athletic quarterback. Look at Brett Hundley’s record against USC for proof of that.