Jamar Sekona commits to USC football recruiting class of 2020

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Three-star defensive tackle Jamar Sekona announced his commitment to USC football on Tuesday evening, giving the Trojans a physical presence in the trenches.

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USC football’s first commitment of July has arrived just in time for the end of the month.

The Trojans picked up the pledge from three-star defensive tackle Jamar Sekona out of Marin Catholic on Tuesday evening.

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“First off I would like to Thank God and give him all Glory for blessing me with these amazing opportunities, my mother for all the Sacrifices she has made for me to pursue my dreams, along with my wonderful Family and Friends, especially the Coaches who have molded me and have paved the path for my success!” Sekona tweeted. “I would also like to Thank every school that has blessed me with the opportunity to further my athletic and educational goals.

“After a long and great process, my family and I believe this to be the best FIt for me! Along with God by my side I am proud to say that I am 100% committed to The University of Southern California! Fight On”

Ranking 366th nationally in the 247Sports composite, Sekona rates 36th out of defensive tackles in the class and 31st among all players in California. When it comes to national rankings, he is 18 spots away from four-star status. His 247Sports rating alone judges him as a four-star prospect inside the Top 300 players in the class.

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At 6-foot-2, 303 pounds, he possesses the size USC is looking for in a nose tackle.

Sekona is the second member of the Trojans’ defensive line class for 2020, joining St. John Bosco’s Kobe Pepe, who committed to USC last month. While Troy is still relatively young up front, now’s the perfect time to be adding bodies to the line, given that Jay Tufele, Marlon Tuipulotu and Brandon Pili are all draft-eligible following this upcoming season.

All told, USC has just 10 commitments in the 2020 class so far. Prior to Sekona’s pledge, the Trojans ranked a woeful 56th nationally and seventh in the Pac-12. Clay Helton’s program is desperately in need of turning things around on the field to help stockpile talent. While Sekona is certainly a start, there’s a long way to go until both signing days.