USC football recruiting: OL Myles Murao names Top 7

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Four-star Mater Dei offensive lineman Myles Murao announced his Top 7 schools on Thursday with USC football on the list.

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The closer the fall comes, the more USC football prospects will be narrowing their choices for the coming recruiting cycle. That’s what four-star offensive lineman Myles Murao did on Thursday, naming the Trojans in his Top 7.

Along with USC, Murao included Georgia, Texas A&M, Washington, LSU, Oregon and UCLA on his list.

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“First off I want to say thank you to all the coaches throughout my recruitment process up until this point and I appreciate all of the opportunities that have been given to me,” Murao wrote on Twitter.

Murao ranks No. 69 nationally in the 247Sports composite. He is the No. 12 player in California and No. 2 center for the class of 2019.

Interestingly enough, USC has had tons of success recruiting the second-best center in high school in recent years. Both Brett Neilon in 2017 and Justin Dedich in 2018 held that rank when they signed for the Trojans.

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Like Dedich, Murao has potential at any of the interior offensive line positions, whether center or guard.

In the class of 2019, USC recruited three-star Gino Quinones as an interior line prospect while also adding Narbone guard Tilini Livai. They were expected to sign more offensive linemen than that, however, so landing Murao has extra importance as they look to stock up in the offensive trenches this coming cycle.

The fact that Murao plays for a Trojan hotbed at Mater Dei should help in his pursuit.

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Five-star USC quarterback commit and Murao’s Mater Dei teammate Bryce Young didn’t waste any time vocalizing his opinion on where Murao should land.

“Been talked about this family. You know what to do,” Young tweeted shortly after Murao dropped his list.

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