Clay Helton’s 2017 USC recruiting class added its eighth commitment in the form of three-star offensive tackle Andrew Vorhees of Kingsburg, Calif.
The central California lineman announced his commitment on Twitter, saying he’s thankful and grateful to the process, and proud to be pledged to USC.
A big body at 6-foot-6, 290 pounds, Vorhees is a natural tackle and ranked as the 320th overall recruit on the 247Sports Composite.
He’s had 12 scholarship offers to date, including nine different Pac-12 programs, plus Vanderbilt out of the SEC.
Vorhees got his ride from the Trojans on May 11th and is the second 2017 recruit to give a verbal commitment to offensive line coach Neil Callaway this week, joining four-star center Brett Neilon.
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While Troy has stockpiled talent on the offensive line of late, USC has a wealth of interior linemen but have been somewhat thin in regard to true tackles.
Should he ultimately sign on Signing Day, Vorhees gives Callaway’s future offensive lines depth at tackle, especially with Zach Banner and Chad Wheeler departing after 2016.
In total, the Trojans have eight commitments in the 2017 class, with 16 scholarships remaining. That accounts for a 24-man class following the reported blueshirt signing of kicker Michael Brown from the 2016 class.