Notre Dame pitcher Caden Aoki has become the first recruit of the Andy Stankiewicz Era.
Aoki, who is from Huntington Beach, announced he would transfer to USC. He pitched only 9.1 innings last season before getting injured.
Aoki hit .378 with 40 runs, nine home runs, 25 RBIs during his senior season at Huntington Beach. He also pitched 45.1 innings with a 9-0 record and 0.93 ERA with 46 strikeouts and 10 walks during his senior campaign.
Meanwhile, USC pitcher Charlie Hurley, who entered the transfer portal during the coaching search, has committed to Texas.
- Former USC tailback Markese Stepp is back in the transfer portal after spending last season at Nebraska.