I hear USC defensive line coach Vic So’oto has been raving about defensive tackle Ishmael Sopsher, who transferred from Alabama, since the four-star prospect announced he would become a Trojan.
One source said So’oto claimed Sopsher will be USC’s top defensive lineman next season.
This is good to know. If it happens, So’oto will deserve credit for his evaluation skills. If it doesn’t happen, we will know why Sopsher fell out of the defensive line rotation at Alabama and even fell behind two true freshmen at defensie tackle.
Sopsher did not make an appearance in 2020 and played in only one game in 2019 for Alabama.
But Sopsher has one massive thing going for him in 2021: He will face Pac-12 offensive linemen, not SEC offensive linemen.
- USC defensive quality control analyst Shawn Hope has been named defensive line coach at Montana State. I’m sure USC will find someone from Texas to replace him.