Nov 26, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans coach Lane Kiffin at press conference after the game against the UCLA Bruins at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated UCLA 50-0. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

USC Football: Wide Receiver Eldridge Massington Commits to USC


Lane Kiffin picked up another commit this morning ,as Eldridge Massington, a 4-star wideout out of Mesquite, Texas declared that he’ll be coming to USC.

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Massington, out of the Class of 2013, is the first offensive weapon that Kiffin has received a commitment from, and joins Max Browne as the only offensive commits to date.

At 6-foot-3, Massington brings size to the Trojans’ receiving corps, which is something that’s been lacking since the departure of David Ausberry. Kyle Prater and Markeith Ambles were going to bring size and bulk to the Trojans, but Prater battled injuries while Ambles couldn’t hang in the classroom.

Massington is the 245th best recruit according to the Rivals 250, and the 32nd best receiver in the Class of 2013. Along with Ra’Shaad Samples, who is considering both USC and UCLA, Massington could be one of biggest Texas exports to the West Coast in 2013.

According to the National Football Post, Massington has blazing speed, posting a 4.4 40-time, and is a qualifier for the Texas State track championships in the 100 meter dash. Both Robert Woods and Marqise Lee ran track in high school at the regional and state level, with Lee running for the Trojans in the football offseason, so Massington should fit in well.

Assuming that Woods leaves after his junior season this fall, USC will have Marqise Lee, George Farmer, Victor Blackwell, Darreus Rogers and Eldrige Massington in the arsenal of Cody Kessler, Max Wittek and Max Browne.

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  • AndrewFreeman

    great discussion about Massington on the Peristyle podcast  http://bit.ly/KE5CVE