Emeka Egbuka, a Top 10 receiver from Washington, announced his Top 4 schools.
USC football’s pursuit of the No. 1 wide receiver in the class of 2021, Emeka Egbuka, is apparently over.
The five-star from Steilacoom, Washington announced a Top 4 of Washington, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma, leaving USC out of his favorites list.
Egbuka originally named a Final 10 of Washington, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Clemson, Oregon, Stanford, Alabama, Notre Dame, LSU and USC.
What does Emeka Egbuka’s Top 5 mean for USC football?
Egbuka ranks No. 8 nationally in the 247Sports composite for 2021. He is No. 1 among wide receivers and No. 2 in the state of Washington.
Brandon Huffman of 247Sports actually compared Egbuka to Trojan great JuJu Smith-Schuster thanks to his “elite body control” as well as “optimal size and strength.”
As a junior at Steilacoom High School, Egbuka caught 83 passes for 1,607 yards and 25 touchdowns. It was his second big season of production after racking up 72 passes for 1,492 yards and 23 touchdowns as a sophomore.
To show off even more ball skills, he caught eight interceptions in each of the past two seasons on defense.
The Trojans certainly would have wanted to stay in the running for an athlete of that caliber.
Still, USC’s wide receiver situation is far from dire given the quality the Trojans have consistently added at that position. Even though Tyler Vaughns is set to graduate and Amon-Ra St. Brown could leave early for the NFL, the likes of Drake Longon, Kyle Ford, Bru McCoy and Gary Bryant Jr. should keep things chugging along. That’s not to mention 2021 commit Quardarius Davis, the No. 106 prospect in the class.
Earlier on Friday USC picked up a commitment from three-star defensive end Colin Mobley, bringing the class of 2021 up to 12 total commitments. Quarterback Jake Garcia headlines the class along with four-star linebacker Ma’a Gaoteote and the aforementioned Simon.