Three-star safety Uchenna Nwosu (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne) has signed his letter of intent to play football at USC, according Gerard Martinez of USCfootball.com.
Nwosu earned an offer from USC in October just after Lane Kiffin was fired and Ed Orgeron look over as interim head coach. He committed to the Trojans less than a week later and even though he flirted with an official visit to Washington, he nixed that plan after his official visit to USC in mid-January. After the visit he decided to shut down his recruitment and focus on his future as a Trojan.
247Sports rates Nwosu most highly, placing him as the #74 safety and #77 player over all in California. He is Rivals’ #97 in-state player and ESPN’s #83 player at his position and #80 overall in the golden state.
As a senior, Nwosu had 121 tackles, three interceptions, one fumble recovery, and one forced fumble. He finished his two-year varsity career with 136 tackles and four interceptions.
At USC, Nwosu could very well end up as an inside linebacker, with his 6’2 frame and plenty of room to bulk up. However, he is coming in as a safety even though the Trojans are fairly set at safety for the time being, assuming Su’a Cravens and Leon McQuay III lock down the position as planned.