With just over a week to finalize the 2017 USC football recruiting haul, the Trojans have 10 key targets who could make or break the class.
With enough success down the final stretch, the 2017 USC football recruiting class could end up mirroring the Trojans’ run through the 2016 season.
There were some shaky moments in the early going, but with a little momentum going in the right direction, things can turn around very quickly.
With Signing Day over a week away, the Trojans are set up to finish strong by landing some of the biggest fish remaining on the recruiting board.
Here’s a look at USC’s top 10 targets for the 2017 class heading towards Signing Day:
Josh Falo | Tight End
The four-star tight end out of Inderkum in Sacramento recently visited USC, giving the Trojans hope of competing for his signature.
Ranked as the No. 4 tight end in the class, Falo is a big receiving threat with great size and catching ability.
USC has done an excellent job recruiting the tight end position lately, and already have the commitment of three-star Erik Krommenhoek on board. However, Krommenhoek is more a replacement for the blocking-oriented Taylor McNamara. Both Daniel Imatorbhebhe and Tyler Petite will be eligible to depart for the NFL after the 2017 season.
Nabbing Falo in this class would be a good insurance policy to ensure USC continues to have talented receiving tight ends on the roster.
USC is in the running against Colorado and Oregon, with the Ducks currently holding the edge in the 247Sports crystal ball projections.
Falo will be committing to the university of his choice on Jan. 30, so the Trojans will know soon enough whether not they’ll be adding another dangerous tight end to the roster.