The USC recruiting round up to start June includes a commitment date for a key Trojan target.
It was a weirdly quiet week in the USC recruiting world until Monday hit the Trojans with a major boom.
Four-star quarterback Miller Moss committed to USC via a video on Twitter, ending worries that he could be scared away by the presence of already-committed 2021 QB Jake Garcia.
Things don’t look like slowing down either. USC’s next commitment could be just around the corner.
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That’s not just a hopeful statement. Three-star wide receiver and USC target Michael Jackson III is set to announce a commitment on Wednesday morning.
The 6-foot, 198-pound receiver from Desert Pines in Las Vegas is rated as the No. 410 prospect in the class of 2021, per the 247Sports composite.
If he joins the Trojans, he will be USC’s 11th commitment since the end of March.
Should USC fans be optimistic about this one going their way?
Here’s a hint from the Trojans four-star running back commit Brandon Campbell, who has made a name for himself as a USC commitment warning system:
USC recruiting: Raesjon Davis names dream school
Late last week, five-star Tennessee commit Terrence Lewis asked his peers a simple question: “What y’all dream school?”
That simple question created a lot of complex answers. Lewis himself said his was Oregon, despite his pledge to the Volunteers.
The Trojans come into play here because of the answer given by four-star LSU linebacker commit Raesjon Davis. He said USC.
Since Davis ranks 40th nationally in the 247Sports composite and is coming out of Mater Dei, the statement turned heads.
Current USC commit Anthony Beavers was quick to take note of the statement, telling Davis his dream is “going to come true.”
Recruiting is a weird game, but this certainly adds some intrigue.
USC recruiting: Top 3 for Tiaoalii Savea
Four-star lineman Tiaoalii Savea hasn’t named his Top 3 yet, but it’s “coming soon,” he tweeted on Sunday.
It’s worth taking note for USC recruiting fans since the 247Sports Crystal Ball heavily hints at his leaning towards the Trojans.
USC recruiting: Dont’e Thornton’s Top 6
Four-star wide receiver Dont’e Thornton, who ranks No. 47 overall in the class of 2021, announced his Top 6 schools the day after USC picked up their commitment from Mapakaitolo.
Along with USC, Thornton is considering ASU, Oregon, Notre Dame, Virginia and Florida State.
USC recruiting: New offers
The Trojans are getting in early with Rueben Owens, a running back out of El Campo, Texas. The prospect for the class of 2023 reported an offer from USC on Monday.
Owens was featured in videos recently working out with Brandon Campbell, the aforementioned Trojan running back commit.
USC was also looking to the future when offering 2022 wide receiver Andre Greene Jr.
Greene is from Richmond, Virginia and already boasts offers from Oklahoma, Michigan, LSU, Oregon, ASU and Texas.
Kojo Antwi, another 2022 wide receiver, landed his own USC offer.
Antwi is from Suwanee, Georgia and sits No. 240 in the 247Sports player rankings.
Another 2022 prospect who picked up a USC offer this past week is offensive tackle Gunner Givens.
Givens ranks 137th in the 247Sports player rankings and is precisely the kind of big offensive lineman USC will be hoping to land incoming classes. He already stands 6-foot-6, 275 pounds.
An additional out-of-state OT offer went out to Apharetta, Georgia’s Dayne Shor. He doesn’t have a rating yet, but he’s 6-foot-6, 295 pounds and has offers from LSU, Miami, Georgia, Oregon and a host of other top programs.
On the defensive side of things, USC extended an offer to four-star defensive tackle Dominick James out of IMG Academy.
He also has offers from Ohio State, Florida State, Texas A&M and more.
What will happen this week in USC recruiting? It should be fun to watch.