Four-star tight end Jude Wolfe announced his commitment to USC football’s 2019 recruiting class on Friday, giving the Trojans a Fall Camp opening treat.
The first day of USC football Fall Camp was already one to be celebrated, but tight end Jude Wolfe added to the fun on Friday, committing to the Trojans for 2019.
The St. John Bosco-product declared his commitment via Twitter, picking USC over Washington, Oregon and Notre Dame.
Wolfe is the No. 9 tight end for 2019, per the 247Sports composite, ranking 236th nationally and 29th in the state of California.
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Standing 6-foot-5, 249 pounds, possesses the size necessary to thrive at the tight end spot in USC’s system as a capable blocker. At that size, he’s also more than athletic enough to serve as a powerful pass catching option. He had nine receptions for 113 yards and three touchdowns in just eight games as a junior, per MaxPreps.
Wolfe’s commitment shores up USC’s tight end recruiting for the current cycle as the second commit for the position. He joins four-star Orange Lutheran tight end Ethan Rae in the class.
The Trojans needed reinforcements at tight end after missing out on players in the class of 2018. Veteran starter Tyler Petite will graduate after this season while redshirt junior Daniel Imatorbhebhe will be eligible to leave for the NFL as well. Behind those, USC is looking good with Josh Falo and Erik Krommenhoek already contributing, but the addition of another tight end pair should keep depth concerns at a minimum looking forward.
USC’s class of 2019 now features 11 prospects, headlined by four-star cornerback Chris Steele and four-star offensive tackle Jason Rodriguez.
Though attention will now turn to the Fall Camp proceedings, recruiting still figures to be hot through the month of August with more commitment decisions coming down the line.