Fan favorite USC Football OL/DL hits transfer portal

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Valuable USC football two-way player (Offensive and Defensive Line) and ex-'Coach Snoop' Netflix star Maximus Gibbs has entered the transfer portal. This is tough news to hear, as many fans had high hopes for the 390 pound monster. He had been reported to have been working hard to cut down on weight and improve his game in general, and even learned how to be a defensive tackle.

Gibbs didn't put up special numbers last year--just two tackles (one for loss), but just for him to be out there on the D-Line and fill in for an injury-plagued group showed that he both had drive and was willing to be a great teammate and help out where he was needed. Unfortunately, though, he started to get left off of the roster as the offseason started really progressing.

It was a sign that something was up. What that something was is still unknown, but now he's not only not on the team but looking to move on from USC for good. As for where he's off to, that's unknown, but if he can keep losing weight, the St. John Bosco product has a very high ceiling.

Many big-time programs offed Maximus Gibbs--not just USC football.

Part of the reason Maximus Gibbs was respected so much more than what his "three-star" (247Sports) status suggests is because many top programs loved what they projected him as within their programs.

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Many three-star linemen are highly sought-after due to how teams view them as potential projects that they can work well with. It proves that Gibbs does have limitless potential if he can keep working on his weight. Some top programs to offer Gibbs other than USC were Florida State, Texas A&M, Georgia, and Alabama.

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Maybe one of them will take interest in Gibbs, as they were not only interested in him before, but now he's added defense to his game. He's arguably an even better prospect now than he was back in high school (2021 class). It's not clear where Gibbs is off to next, but he has plenty to offer big programs. It's just too bad it couldn't work out here.