Jason Rodriguez commits to USC Football recruiting class for 2019

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Four-star offensive tackle Jason Rodriguez of Oak Hills announced his commitment to the USC Football recruiting class for 2019.

Less than a month after USC Football added their first commitment for 2019, the Trojans added a second as Jason Rodriguez joined the party.

The four-star offensive lineman from Oak Hills High School in Hesperia took to Twitter on Monday night to declare himself a Trojan.

“I appreciate everyone who’s taught and raised me into the person I am today and who have taught me right from wrong, Rodriguez wrote. “This process has been a true blessing and I will do my upmost to give back to those who gave to me. Thank you to Coach Callaway and Coach Helton for making me feel what I needed to feel and giving me an opportunity to become a Trojan!

“I am beyond proud to announce that I will be committing to the University of Southern California”

Rodriguez, who also has offers from Oregon, UCLA and Cal, is a load at 6-foot-6, 326 pounds ahead of his senior season of high school football. He ranks 288th nationally and 29th among offensive tackles, per the 247Sports composite.

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With that height, he fits the profile of recent Trojan additions on the offensive line. Andrew Vorhees and Austin Jackson from the class of 2017 are also 6-foot-6, though Rodriguez outweighs every lineman on USC’s current roster. Even show, he remains athletic enough to move around and show the versatility coveted by USC’s coaching staff.

The Trojans could use a few more linemen of Rodriguez’ level in the class of 2019. That haul of 2017 will be in their third year by the time he arrives while the loss of Chuma Edoga, Toa Lobendahn, Chris Brown, Jordan Austin and Jacob Daniel to graduation will thin the ranks come next spring.

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There’s plenty of recruiting work to be done outside of the offensive line as well. Rodriguez joins three-star wide receiver Munir McClain, the brother of incoming freshman Abdul-Malik McClain, as USC’s only commits for the current class.