USC football recruiting: Trojans pick up early predictions for No. 3 player in 2022

USC football cornerback Chase Williams. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)
USC football cornerback Chase Williams. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) /

USC football is the early favorite for Domani Jackson, the No. 3 player in 2022.

USC football cornerbacks coach Donte Williams has done an outstanding job recruiting in the secondary for the class of 2021. So no one should be surprised the Trojans already lead for the best cornerback in the class of 2022.

This week, the Trojans picked up two new predictions in the 247Sports Crystal Ball indicating their lead with Mater Dei’s Domani Jackson

Jackson dropped a Top 10 in July, including Alabama, Texas, Michigan, Ohio State, Clemson, LSU, Oklahoma, Georgia, ASU and USC

Gerard Martinez and Chris Trevino of locked in their projections on Sunday, joining Steven Wiltfong to give the Trojans a clear edge.

USC football needs to close the deal with top local recruits.

The trouble for USC is they’ve had the advantage in recruiting several Top 5 players over the year and whiffed in the end.

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At this moment, they are in a fight for the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2021, Korey Foreman. Despite Foreman playing nearby at Corona Centennial, he originally committed to Clemson and is in danger of landing in the SEC.

The class of 2020 featured three California prospects in the Top 10. No. 10 DJ Uiagalelei went with Clemson, No. 6 Justin Flowe went to Oregon and No. 2 Bryce Young flipped from USC to Alabama.

USC managed to hold onto Top 10 2019 recruit Bru McCoy, but they let Oregon come into Thousand Oaks and grab Kayvon Thibodeaux, the No. 2 player in the class.

The Trojans haven’t secured the No. 1 player in California since Amon-Ra St. Brown came on board in 2018.

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The most pressing task at the moment is to make sure that streak ends with Foreman. Then sights will turn to 2022 to create a new streak in USC’s favor.

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