USC football recruiting: Trojan offensive line target names Top 10

USC football offensive linemen. (Alicia de Artola/Reign of Troy)
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Three-star offensive lineman Ty Buchanan named USC football in his Top 10.

USC football’s pursuit of offensive linemen has taken them to Corpus Christi.

On Monday, the Trojans were included in the Top 10 for three-star offensive lineman Ty Buchanan. They’ll face a battle with UNLV, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Florida International, Texas Tech, Colorado, Vanderbilt, Indiana and San Diego State.

“First off I want to thank God, my family and my coaches at Calallen High School for developing me into the person I am today. I want to say thank you to every school and coach that has taken the time to recruit me. I am enjoying every second of this recruiting process.”

Buchanan called his recruitment “still open” though his focus is on the programs in his Top 10.

USC football’s offensive line recruiting needs work.

Buchanan isn’t a highly-recruited prospect as the No. 957 player in the 247Sports composite for 2021. However, USC has major needs on the offensive line, so he’s a high-value target for the Trojans.

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At 6-foot-4, 280 pounds, Buchanan has good size and has been listed as a tackle even though he has been graded as a guard.

USC’s class of 2021 ranks 11th nationally, but the Trojans haven’t been able to land their biggest offensive line wants. Top 100 offensive tackle prospects like Kingsley Suamataia and Bram Walden committed to Oregon. So did four-star guard Jonah Miller.

Tim Drevno has managed to secure commitments from four-star tackle Mason Murphy and three-star tackle Saia Mapakaitolo. More are needed.

Even with extra eligibility coming to USC’s roster, the Trojans could see Bernard Schirmer, Liam Jimmons and Frank Martin leave to go pro in something other than sports. After the 2021 season, they could lose the services of Jale McKenzie, Andrew Vorhees and Brett Neilon.

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