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USC football recruiting: Trojans offer four-star safety for 2022

Aug 18, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT
USC football safety Isaiah Pola-Mao. (Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
USC football safety Isaiah Pola-Mao. (Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
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USC football recruiting has an eye on Trejon Williams, a 2022 safety from Portland.

USC football cast its recruiting net for 2022 north on Tuesday by offering 2022 safety Trejon Williams.

“Man, I’m beyond blessed to receive another football offer from University of South California,” Williams tweeted.

He’ll have to be forgiven for missing the mark on USC’s full name.

Trejon Williams fits USC football’s target mold as a versatile athlete.

Williams has risen to become one of the top safeties in the class of 2022. He ranks No. 169 nationally in the 247Sports composite while sitting No. 12 among safeties. He is the top prospect in the state of Oregon.

Given his home state, it’s interesting to note the absence of the Oregon Ducks on his offer sheet.

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That could soon change as Williams picks up more and more recruiting momentum. He added an offer from ASU in July while Washington has been on his trail since April. He also has offers from Pac-12 programs like Washington State, Oregon State and Cal.

Brandon Huffman of 247Sports credited Williams’ athleticism in his evaluation. The 6-foot, 195-pounder is “a sure tackler and a big hitter” who “doesn’t let many receivers get past him.”

In the seven games for Jefferson High School tracked by MaxPreps last year, Williams had 37 tackles, two tackles for loss and two interceptions. He also contributed on offense with 14 receptions for 251 yards and two touchdowns plus 11 carries for 156 yards and one touchdown.

USC should be able to be quite selective with the safeties they recruit in 2022 thanks to the loaded class they expect to bring in for 2021. The Trojans have commitments for the secondary from four-star athletes Calen bullock, Anthony Beavers and Jaylin Smith, along with four-star safety Xamarion Gordon and four-star cornerback Prophet Brown.

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Each of those prospects is in the Top 300 of national rankings, which goes to show the recruiting impact of new cornerbacks coach Donte Williams and safeties coach Craig Naivar.

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