Steve Sarkisian’s USC Trojans added the first lineman to the 2015 recruiting class, in the form of Chuma Edoga, a highly rated offensive guard out of Powder Springs, Georgia. The McEachern High School product announced his decision this afternoon on Twitter.
WEST$IDE GET THE MONEY MAN. OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. #TURNTFUPSC !!! ✌️✌️✌️✌️
— Chuma Veggies (@edogawd) April 22, 2014
At 6-foot-4, 275 pounds, Edoga garners a five-star rating from 247Sports and a four-star rating from Rivals. He sits among the nation’s top three players at his position according to both services.Edoga came into the day with four schools in mind, choosing the Trojans over in-state Georgia, local SEC foe Tennessee and USC’s rivals to the north, the Stanford Cardinal. As our FanSided friends over at All For Tennessee pointed out this morning, Edoga was once considered a favorite to land in Knoxville but appeared to be a Trojan lean of late.
Just earlier this month, Edoga visited Los Angeles during USC’s spring camp and despite a stop in Athens last week, ultimately decided that Troy was the place for him.
Sarkisian made the offensive line a priority in the 2014 class, as USC signed five offensive linemen including the highly touted Damian Mama and Toa Lobendahn, both of whom can play on the line’s interior.
With 25 scholarships available in 2015, expect the Trojans to target the line more so than in the past under Lane Kiffin, as numbers start to favor Sarkisian’s building of the depth chart.
Now with Edoga aboard, the Trojans now have four commitments to the 2015 class, including quarterbacks Ricky Town and David Sills, along with defensive back Taeon Mason.