Five-star Mater Dei quarterback Bryce Young announced his commitment to USC football’s 2020 recruiting class on Wednesday evening.
The next quarterback of the future for USC football is already waiting in the wings.
On Wednesday, Mater Dei’s Bryce Young committed to the Trojans for the class of 2020, giving Clay Helton and company another elite quarterback in the pipeline.
A five-star dual-threat star, Young is the top-rated player at the position and the No. 24 prospect in the class. He ranks sixth in the state of California.
Though he stands just 5-foot-11, 176 pounds, he has already proven himself as a gifted playmaker in the backfield. He threw for 3,431 yards and 41 touchdowns with just three interceptions as a sophomore starter at Cathedral.
A transfer to Mater Dei has anointed him the successor to JT Daniels with the Monarchs. If things go to plan, Young could very well be the heir apparent to Daniels at the next level as well.
Whoever USC’s next quarterback is, whether Daniels, Matt Fink or Jack Sears, they’re likely to be nearing the end of their tenure by the time Young arrives ahead of the 2020 season. While he may not start as a freshman, depending on the circumstances, he would no doubt be in line to compete for the job within a couple of years of his enrollment.
Young is the first commit for USC’s class of 2020, which is obviously still a long way out. The Trojans are still in the middle of building the 2019 class, which boasts 10 commits headlined by four-star cornerback Chris Steele, who made his pledge at the start of July. Most recently, four-star tight end Ethan Rae joined the class.