With Steve Sarkisian in the recruiting market for a running back in the 2015 class, the Trojans have extended a scholarship offer to four-star running back Sosa Jamabo, according to Lindsey Thiry of Scout.
Jamabo is a big, tall back at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, and hails from Plano, Tex., just north of Dallas. He’s currently weighing options from a wide range of national powers, including Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Ohio State.Upstart Baylor is currently the in-state school with the biggest lean for Jamabo, but as with any nationally rated recruit in the state of Texas, don’t count out the Longhorns.
As for where USC fits in? According to Chris Swanson of Rivals and USCFootball.com, Jamabo is likely to visit USC this summer and the Trojans could wind up being a serious player for the highly touted Texas, assuming the visit goes well.
Surely, Sarkisian and his staff will play up potential early playing time and the thin roster.
After the transfer of Ty Issac to Michigan earlier this month, USC currently has just four running backs on scholarship. That includes D.J. Morgan, who has missed the bulk of the last two years due to injury.
Buck Allen and Tre Madden combined for 1,477 yards as redshirt sophomores last season and will be back in the fold this fall. Justin Davis also returns, after having an injury-shortened freshman season that saw him average 6.81 yards per carry and score six touchdowns.