USC football added the commitment of four-star tight end Michael Trigg, a pass-catching two-sport star.
USC football and USC basketball both just got richer on the recruiting trail.
Four-star tight end and shooting guard Michael Trigg announced his commitment to the Trojans on Sunday.
USC won the race over LSU and South Carolina.
What is USC football getting in Michael Trigg?
Trigg is a 6-foot-4, 230-pound athlete who can line up on the football field or the basketball court. The Trojans will hope he can produce similar results as two-sport star Drake London.
As a tight end, Trigg fits the mold for USC’s Air Raid attack. He is a big-bodied receiver who Barton Simmons of 247Sports credits with “natural hands” and “good body control and ball skills.”
To prove that, Trigg caught 82 passes for 1,23 yards and 16 touchdowns last year. In four games this year, he has 353 yards and four touchdowns on 20 catches.
The 247Sports composite rates Trigg highly. He is the No. 152 prospect in the class of 2021, ranking fifth among tight ends.
The recruitment of Trigg proves that USC is not giving up on the tight end position. The Trojans will have Erik Krommenhoek and Josh Falo use up their eligibility shortly, leaving Ethan Rae and Jude Wolfe as the lone tight ends returning.
In addition to Trigg, USC has three-star tight end Lake McRee committed for the class of 2021.
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With new tight ends coach John David Baker in place, the Trojans may do a better job of utilizing the tight end as a pass catcher in coming years. Krommenhoek led the unit with just 11 catches for 122 yards. Falo was the only other tight end to catch a pass with four for 23 yards.
USC now has 22 commitments for the class of 2021, having adding athlete Josh Moore earlier this week.