Keyshawn Young committed to USC football’s class of 2016 on Signing Day, giving the Trojans a two-way threat.
Miami Senior High’s Keyshawn “Pie” Young picked USC as his college destination on Signing Day over Michigan and Louisville.
That makes him the 18th commitment for USC in the class of 2016 as Signing Day rolls on. Here’s a look at the new Trojan:
Keyshawn Young | Wide Receiver/Cornerback
Height: 5-11 Weight: 175
Scout’s Take: Young has been mostly evaluated as a wide receiver, but given his size at 5-foot-11, his future may lie on the defensive side of the ball at cornerback.
Scouts like Young’s hands and reliability, but his speed is a question, especially for a player of his stature.
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The major national recruiting services rank him around No. 65 as far as his ability as a receiver goes. However, ESPN is an outlier, rating him as high as 32nd at his position.
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Impact: USC is bringing in an elite class of wide receivers, including four-star talents like Tyler Vaughns, Michael Pittman, Josh Imatorbhebhe and Trevon Sidney, so Young’s addition to the class is almost certainly to play cornerback.
The Trojans have landed some heavy-hitters at the position like Adoree’ Jackson and Iman Marshall and they’re expected to receive the signature of five-star prospect Jack Jones later Wednesday. However, there is a noticeable lack of depth in the secondary. Young would be allowed to develop in the unit while also supplying a much needed extra body for the unit.