USC football recruiting roundup: Trojans make DJ Harvey’s Top 5

USC football cornerback Chris Steele. (Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
USC football cornerback Chris Steele. (Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) /

USC football made the Top 5 for a four-star CB, the Top 8 for a four-star WR, and the Top 10 for a three-star TE.

While the coronavirus pandemic has made things difficult for just about everyone in the world, USC football recruiting seems to be one of the few aspects of life unperturbed the lockdown.

The Trojans didn’t add any more new commitments over the last week after landing three in the prior week. Still, the recruiting train continues to roll in other ways.

Four-star athlete Anthony Beavers, who was the first of those three pledges, would certainly have you believe USC isn’t slowing down in the slightest.

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On Sunday, he tweeted a message hinting towards more new additions to the Trojans’ class of 2021:

We couldn’t say who Beavers is referring too, but we can look at some of the players who have publically included the Trojans in their trimmed lists over the last week.

Top 5 for DJ Harvey

Sierra Canyon’s DJ Harvey, a four-star cornerback, named his Top 5 on Friday.

He’s pitting USC against Texas, Virginia Tech, Cal, and Oregon.

The 303rd-ranked prospect in the 247Sports composite has been compared to Oregon’s Deommodore Lenoir, with the ability to play on offense or defense.

Top 8 for Cristian Dixon

Four-star wide receiver Cristian Dixon released his Final 8 on Wednesday.

The Mater Dei star is considering USC along with Nebraska, Texas A&M, Oregon, Michigan, Cal, Washington State, and LSU.

Dixon stands 6-foot-2, 187 pounds coming into his senior season, which could be a breakout year. He had 611 yards and six touchdowns on 35 catches for the Monarchs last year.

Top 10 for Elijah Arroyo

Three-star tight end Elijah Arroyo still has a lot of thinking to do, but he’s got his choices narrowed down to 10.

Along with USC, Arroyo is looking at Texas A&M, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Miami, SMU, Arizona State, Penn State, and Alabama.

That list might have tipped you off to the fact that the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder hails from Texas.

He ranks 621st nationally in the 247Sports composite after catching 48 passes for 648 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.

New offers for 2021

The Trojans continue to send out offers for players in the class of 2021. The biggest of those belongs to James Brockermeyer, the No. 2 center in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite.

New offers for 2022

Looking ahead to the next recruiting class, USC sent out an offer to four-star Oklahoma commit Kobie McKinzie.

The Trojans are also after Shone Washington out of New Orleans, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound unrated defensive tackle.

New offers for 2023

Recruiting doesn’t stop in 2022. The Trojans are also getting early offers out for players in the class of 2023.

Peter Woods, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound DT out of Alabama, and Howie Iongi, a 6-foot-2, 285-pound DT out of Utah, both claimed offers from USC this week.

Another offer went out to 6-foot-4, 205-pound athlete Jaxon Howard, from Minnesota.

Which offers will yield favorites consideration? And which lists will lead to commitments? USC football’s recruiting efforts will provide answers when they come.

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