Mason Murphy commits to USC football recruiting class of 2021

USC football offensive line. (Alicia de Artola/Reign of Troy)
USC football offensive line. (Alicia de Artola/Reign of Troy) /

Three-star offensive lineman Mason Murphy from J Serra announced his commitment to the USC football recruiting class on Wednesday night.

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USC opened Spring Camp on Wednesday, but the action wasn’t happening just on the practice field. The Trojans picked up a commitment from offensive tackle Mason Murphy by the end of the night.

The three-star offensive lineman from J Serra in San Juan Capistrano announced his commitment on Twitter with a graphic tagged, “Ain’t no place like home.”

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In a long paragraph, Murphy called his commitment “a dream come true” and thanked his coach, family, and friends for their support.

“Most of all thank you to the USC coaching staff for giving me this AMAZING opportunity to play ball at the next level and get a great college education,” Murphy wrote. “With that being said…I am humbled and honored to announce my commitment to THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. FIGHT ON!”

Murphy stands 6-foot-5, 290 pounds and is on the higher end of three-star prospects in the 247Sports composite. He ranks 400th nationally and 38th among tackles in the class of 2021. In the state of California, he ranks 37th.

The Trojans offered Murphy back in June of last year but his recent visit to campus seems to have made up his mind about committing.

Murphy is USC’s fourth commitment for the 2021 class and the first for the offensive line. That’s a good thing as the Trojans are still in dire need of offensive linemen.

Even though they brought in six new linemen in the class of 2020, numbers could dip after the coming season. In addition to the graduation of Liam Jimmons, Frank Martin and Bernard Schirmer, USC could see projected starters like Alijah Vera-Tucker, Jalen McKenzie, Andrew Vorhees, and Brett Neilon leave early for the NFL. Additional bodies are a must, especially ones who bring quality to the table.

With Murphy on board, the Trojans’ four-man class now ranks 13th nationally in the 247Sports team rankings. The class also includes five-star quarterback Jake Garcia, four-star linebacker Ma’a Gaoteote and four-star defensive lineman Jay Toia.

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