OT Andres Dewerk commits to USC football recruiting class for 2020

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USC football added their fifth commitment of the past week on Sunday night with the pledge of three-star offensive tackle Andres Dewerk.

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USC football’s recruiting efforts on the offensive line didn’t take the weekend off.

The Trojans added a commitment from three-star offensive lineman Andres Dewerk on Sunday evening, making him the fifth recruit and third offensive tackle to be added to USC’s class of 2020 class in the last nine days.

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“First off I would like to thank God for all the blessings; without him none of this would’ve been possible,” wrote Dewerk, also thanking friends, family, teammates and coaches who have helped him along the way.


“I am truly fortunate to be in this position and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given. I realize that I’m living my dream and it wouldn’t be all possible without those mentioned above. This journey is not over, I still have some work to do.

“And with all that being said, I am honored to announce that I am fully committed to the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.”

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The Trojans clearly aren’t leaving their offensive line numbers to chance in the 2020 recruiting class. After striking out on several prospects in 2019, USC was in need of loading up and they’ve done that this June.

What’s become very clear is the Trojans have a type they are targeting: Tall and athletic.

Dewerk stands 6-foot-7 and weighs in at 297 pounds on the cusp of his senior season with Los Gatos.

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Like recent additions, Dewerk is far from a blue chip recruit. He ranks 1,224th nationally in the 247Sports composite, checking in 107th among offensive tackles. In the state of California he rates 96th.

Dewerk joins an offensive tackle group which also includes new commits like Joey Wright and Andrew Milek, the 101st and 109th-ranked OTs in the class.

There are multiple ways to look at this trend.

For one, it is a sign of how USC already missed on top-rated tackle prospects like Ohio State commit Paris Johnson Jr and Notre Dame commit Tosh Baker.

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For another, it reveals the lack of local prospects to target in this relatively bare OT class.

On the plus side, Dewerk and the others are prospects who made a strong impression on USC coaches in person at the recent Trojans Elite Camps. They also fit a mold that may lend itself to the Air Raid attack.

Either way, the rash of commitments has brought USC’s class of 2020 to up to nine commits. The top prospects in the class remain Mater Dei quarterback Bryce Young and Narbonne wide receiver Josh Jackson. Both are four-stars.