Steve Sarkisian continued to add to his recruiting prowess on Tuesday evening, as his USC Trojans picked up their 10th commitment to the 2015 football recruiting class.
This one comes in the form of four-star defensive back Isaiah Langley, who verbally pledged to Troy over the Cal Golden Bears and ASU Sun Devils live during ESPNU’s coverage of Nike’s The Opening.
Langley committed to the Trojans with a “Fight On” on ESPNU, and said that after visiting the campus on an unofficial visit last summer with then-USC commit D.J. Calhoun, he fell in love with Troy and knew it was where he wanted to be.
As for his role as a defensive back?
“I’m fully committed to playing corner. I’m a defensive player,” he said.Langley is highly touted among his peers in the 2015 class, ranking as the 9th best corner in the country by Rivals, and the 94th recruit overall in the Rivals 100.
According to Billy Gates of The Oregonian, Langley “is [as good of] a bump-and-run cover guy as there is in high school, an opinion held by many folks who keep an eye on the summer camp circuit, but could be too physical down field on some occasions.”
With the Trojans struggling to produce physical lock-down corners during the Pete Carroll and Lane Kiffin era, he could be a welcome sign for the new regime.
Moving forward, defensive backs coach Keith Heyward should have plenty of bodies to build a solid secondary.
Langley, a 5-foot-11 cornerback out of Foothill High School in Pleasanton, is the second defensive back in the Trojans’ class to date, joining fellow four-star corner Taeon Mason. With the pair of commitments penciled in, the Trojans could have as many as 14 defensive backs on scholarship next fall.
Currently, the Trojans have five freshman cornerbacks, following a run on two-way players back in February on Signing Day that included corner/receiver x-factor-extraordinaire Adoree’ Jackson.
It could get even deeper, should the Trojans land five-star defensive back Iman Marshall out of Long Beach Poly. He’s long been considered a favorite to wind up at SC.
As of now, the Trojans have 15 spots remaining in the 2015 class. For a full list of USC’s commitments thus far, click here.