USC football extended a scholarship offer to four-star offensive lineman Collin Sadler.
USC football’s efforts to strengthen the offensive line are stretching into the class of 2022.
On Monday, the Trojans put out a scholarship offer to Collin Sadler of Greenville, South Carolina.
“ALL GLORY TO GOD!!” the four-star offensive tackle tweeted. “After a great conversation with [USC offensive line coach Tim Drevno], I’m beyond blessed to have received an offer from The University of Southern California ”
Why does USC football want Collin Sadler?
Sadler is coming into his junior season in high school as one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country. He ranks No. 181 nationally in the 247Sports composite. He is 18th among offensive tackles and fourth in the state of South Carolina.
In recent weeks, the 6-foot-6 295-pound prospect has also picked up offers from Cal, Alabama, South Carolina, Miami, Notre Dame, Arizona State, LSU and Georgia.
Given his home state, it makes sense that Clemson, who offered him at the start of June, is the early favorite to land Sadler’s signature. The Tigers hold all four predictions in the 247Sports Crystal Ball.
USC is in the process of restocking the offensive line unit. From this year’s squad, three linemen will graduate following the season including prospective starter Liam Jimmons, Bernard Schirmer and Frank Martin. The likes of Jalen McKenzie, Alijah Vera-Tucker, Andrew Vorhees and Brett Neilon, all redshirt juniors, won’t be far behind.
The class of 2020, with six new offensive line additions, went a long way towards improving depth for future years. An additional three offensive line prospects are committed for the class of 2021. However, quantity doesn’t equal quality.
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While any of the players USC has landed over the last two recruiting cycles could come good, there has been a dearth of truly elite additions. The last time USC signed a Top 200 offensive lineman was 2018 with center Justin Dedich.