Four-star offensive lineman Chris Brown (Los Angeles, Calif./Loyola) has officially joined USC’s 2014 recruiting class. according to Gerard Martinez of USCfootball.com.
The Los Angeles lineman’s recruitment got off to a slow start as he initially only held scholarship offers from San Diego State and Washington State.
Brown committed to the Trojans on Dec. 16, which coincided with the conclusion of his official visit to USC. The versatile offensive tackle was extended a scholarship offer by interim coach Ed Orgeron in October, and upon meeting with Steve Sarkisian, Brown was then sure of his desire to join the Trojans.
The other official visits Brown made were to Oregon and Texas A&M, and he also took an unofficial visit to UCLA. At 6-foot-6, Brown is an ideal height to play offensive tackle, but could be moved along the line, similar to Max Tuerk.
At the time of his commitment, Brown was No. 14 for the Trojans’ 2014 class and the fifth offensive line commit.
While he may not have received the same national recognition as some of the other Trojan targets and commits, Brown is a pivotal signee for Steve Sarkisian.
The coach acknowledged the need to focus on offensive linemen in his introductory press conference and once he committed, Brown wasn’t included in rumors of wavering.
Rivals ranks Brown as the No. 21 player in the state of California.