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USC Football Recruiting: Four-Star DT Jacob Daniel Has USC, Oregon In Top Two


Steve Sarkisian’s USC Trojans have been cleaning up in the offensive line department and now could be on the way to a big time commitment on the other side of the ball. Four-star defensive tackle Jacob Daniel, out of Clovis North in Fresno, has reportedly narrowed down his college choices to Pac-12 foes USC and Oregon, according to Rivals.

Daniel stands 6’5, 300 pounds, size which has earned him accolades as Rival’s No. 11 player in California. ESPN also gives him a four-star grade and lists him as the No. 13 player in state. Meanwhile, 247Sports takes it a step further, rating him as a five-star and sixth best in the state. Scout lists him as the No. 7 tackle in the game.

Considering Daniel’s history with Sarkisian and new USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox — he was committed to Washington before the coaching change — there is a good chance the Trojans could land this powerful tackle.

On tape, Daniel’s size and power is undeniable as he bull-rushes opposing linemen. Though he will face stiffer competition at the college level, his frame is one which should have defensive line coach Chris Wilson’s mouth watering.

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