Four-star defensive end and USC football recruiting target Aaron Armitage revealed his Top 3 schools with his commitment date fast approaching.
USC football has 22 commitments for the class of 2020 and they’re hoping to add another one in just over a week’s time.
Four-star defensive end Aaron Armitage has set a commitment date for Nov. 33. He’s also whittled down his choices to three.
USC is one of those options, along with Stanford and Florida, Armitage told 247Sports.
USC football is hoping to add Aaron Armitage to the class of 2020
The 6-foot-4, 242-pound prospect out of Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ is a coveted player. He ranks No. 198 in the 247Sports composite.
Brian Dohn noted that Armitage needs to improve his technique, but he has a good frame to work with as well as being “strong with [his] hands” and “athletic with burst.”
The Trojans’ hopes of landing his commitment appear strong at the moment. They hold a sizable lead in the 247Sports Crystal Ball.
If Armitage makes USC his choice, he would be the 10th recruit in USC’s class ranking in the Top 200.
However, he would be USC’s second defensive end addition. Three-star end Colin Mobley jumped on board back in May out of Maryland.
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New defensive line coach Vic So’oto had a built in edge recruiting Armitage to USC. He originally started recruiting him when he was still an assistant coach at Virginia.
USC’s defensive end position group needs some reinforcements coming out of 2020. Three seniors — Caleb Tremblay, Connor Murph and Nick Figueroa — could move on to the next phase of their career after this season. Even if additional eligibility is granted because of the coronavirus pandemic, they are not guaranteed to take it. If they do, the Trojans’ needs would just shift one year down the road.