USC football recruiting: Two-sport star Michael Trigg names USC in Top 3

USC football tight end Josh Falo. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
USC football tight end Josh Falo. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

USC football recruiting target Michael Trigg, who also intends to play basketball, announced his Top 3.

Recruiting a two-sport star worked out brilliantly for USC football with Drake London. So why not go for another?

On Thursday, the Trojans were included in the Top 3 for four-star tight end and three-star shooting guard Michael Trigg.

The two-sport product out of Carrollwood, Florida posted two graphics, one for football and one for basketball, with USC pictured along with LSU and South Carolina.

USC football could use another receiving option with a basketball background.

It’s intriguing that Trigg included those three programs since the most recent Crystal Ball projections from 247Sports pointed towards Auburn and Florida State just a few months ago.

Things have apparently changed.

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Trigg is the No. 152 player in the 247Sports composite for football in the class of 2021. He is No. 5 among tight ends.

Standing 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, he fits the profile for a tight end in USC’s Air Raid attack. Barton Simmons of 247Sports even called him “more of a big wide receiver in terms of body type and usage in high school.”

The description could suit the Trojans, particularly given how they have utilized another basketball-playing wide receiver. Whether Trigg is listed as a wide receiver or tight end, he could be an intriguing option to carry on the torch of Drake London.

Most importantly, USC needs help at tight end. They have already seen Daniel Imatorbhebhe graduate transfer while 2020 signee Jack Yary appears to be heading for Washington instead.

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The four tight ends currently on the roster—Erik Krommenhoek, Josh Falo, Ethan Rae and Jude Wolfe—should be enough to get the Trojans through this season. However, Krommenhoek and Falo will graduate after the season.

USC has a commitment from three-star tight end Lake McRee to help tide over the numbers. Another addition would be welcome.

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