Social Media Reacts to Four-Star Tight End Tyler Petite’s Commitment to USC


The USC Trojans recovered a major recruiting miss from earlier this year when four-star tight end Tyler Petite announced his flip from Duke to USC on Twitter Friday.

As expected, the reaction across social media was joyous. After all, Petite was potentially the biggest miss of USC’s 2015 recruiting class when he chose Duke over the Trojans back in July. There are few positions more in need on USC’s roster than tight end. With immediate playing time a near guarantee for the player, it was considered a huge failure for the Trojan staff to lose out on such a prized recruit to the lowly Blue Devils. Over at Scout, Greg Biggins quoted Petite’s reason for flipping.

Meanwhile, Gerard Martinez, also of Scout, gave some insight into the process that brought Petite into the fold.

Tyler Donahue of Bleacher Report noted the accomplishments Petite has achieved this year.

While Josh Webb of weight in on the get.

As for what’s next, the boys at, Ryan Abraham and Web, hinted that tight end may not be a concern for USC much longer.

Finally, here’s some reaction from fans and other observers on Twitter: