USC football adds unheralded but highly productive WR Joseph Manjack to class of 2021

USC football wide receiver Drake London. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)
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USC football picked up three-star WR Joseph Manjack for the class of 2021

USC football’s first new commitment of Early Signing Day arrived bright and early with the signing of Joseph Manjack announced on Wednesday morning.

The three-star wide receiver is USC’s 19th commitment and fifth signee.

The Trojans announced his signing, as they are with all of them, with a snazzy video production.

USC football is hoping they have a diamond in the rough in Joseph Manjack

Who is Joseph Manjack? USC’s newest commitment and signee for the class of 2021 isn’t a household name, but he has plenty of potential.

The three-star wide receiver from Tomball, Texas is woefully underrated coming in at No. 1,310 in the 247Sports composite. Don’t be fooled by that rating. In a recruiting cycle that was heavily disrupted by COVID-19, it’s hard to say what kind of attention he might have gotten under normal circumstances.

What’s clear is that Manjack knows how to produce all over the field. As a senior, he caught 42 passes for 971 yards and 16 touchdowns while adding 874 yards on 61 carries and 14 touchdowns on the ground. That’s serious all-purpose production without even factoring in 349 yards and three touchdowns passing.

Manjack even averaged 41.2 yards as a punter.

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USC won’t be deploying the 6-foot-3 athlete as a quarterback or a punter, but he’s got intriguing size and clear ball skills.

Moreover, the Trojans needed some more bodies at the wide receiver position. They have commitments from Kyron Ware-Hudson and Michael Jackson, but with Amon-Ra St. Brown and Tyler Vaughns possibly leaving after this season, depth among pass-catchers could still be improved.

Manjack had been committed to Washington State. He backed off that pledge in November after picking up offers from other Pac-12 outfits like USC and Utah, along with Houston. The Trojans ultimately came out on top in the late race to sign him.

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