USC football recruiting: Best of the Twitter reaction to Jaylin Smith’s commitment

USC football players celebrate. (Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
USC football players celebrate. (Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) /

USC football Twitter celebrated the commitment of four-star ATH Jaylin Smith.

It’s always a party when USC football adds a new commitment. Tuesday evening was no different.

The Trojan’s 2021 recruiting class was bolstered by the pledge of four-star athlete Jaylin Smith, a defensive back prospect.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety made his announcement on Instagram Live, then took to Twitter with a message thanking God, his family, his coaches (including Snoop Dogg, who coached his youth football team) and others.


The best social media reaction to USC football landing Jaylin Smith:

Head coach Clay Helton was quick to drop his customary tweet marking the commitment.

Cornerbacks coach Donte Williams, who was responsible for recruiting Smith to USC, dropped a graphic celebrating another step in the Trojans “Take Back The West” philosophy.

There had been some hints about an impending commitment from other USC commits in the class earlier in the day.

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Four-star quarterback and former Alemany teammate Miller Moss posted a popcorn emoji before noon:

A few hours later, four-star running back Brandon Campbell tweeted a hashtag highlighting the “Take Back The West” theme:

When the commitment came down, Campbell was right on the scene.

Anthony Beavers, a fellow four-star athlete, also had a simple response.

Alemany linebacker Niuafe Tuihalamaka, a commit for the class of 2022, got in the mix as well.

As for the rest of USC’s staff, they were excited too…

The media chimed in on the commitment as well:

Smith’s commitment solidified USC’s place in team recruiting rankings.

In the 247Sports composite, the Trojans widened their narrow lead over Oregon, holding fast at No. 5. Over at Rivals, USC stands solidly at No. 4.

USC now boasts 17 commitments for 2021 headlined by a pair of Top 100 quarterbacks in Jake Garcia and Miller Moss.

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Even though offense leads the way, the Trojans have quite an impressive DB class. Along with Smith, USC has secured commitments from four-star athlete Calen Bullock, four-star athlete Anthony Beavers Jr. and four-star safety Xamarion Gordon. That quartet all ranks in the Top 300.

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