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Former four-star USC Football Tight End injures foot again, seen walking in boot

Evan Desai
Lincoln Riley, USC Football, USC Trojans
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USC Football Tight End Jude Wolfe has had injury issues in his SC career that have held him to just 10 receptions since he came to the program in 2019. Towards the end of 2020, he dealt with a foot injury to the point where he needed surgery and was ruled out for the season. He was just seen at fall camp in a boot, which could possibly indicate a serious foot injury again.

Hopefully, it truly is just a "little" foot issue, and Wolfe will be fine long-term. Being in a boot isn't ideal at this point in the calendar year, however, and he of course didn't practice due to this. Hopefully this is just precautionary as the team adjusts to getting close to the season starting.

After all, Wolfe has the chance to snag significant playing time this season if he wants. That's because Malcolm Epps has had a tough time performing as a high-impact guy in his college career, Lake McRee wasn't as talented coming out of high school as Wolfe, and Josh Falo also has durability concerns.

Perhaps Jude Wolfe could stand out in the Tight End room for USC football.

Jude Wolfe was a four-star recruit for USC football back in 2019 (all recruiting ratings and rankings in article are as of 247Sports). He was the No. 239 recruit in all of America that year, and a top eight tight end. Talent and potential isn't exactly the problem with the St. John Bosco product. The problem is that he's had injury issues, and hasn't had the coaching to develop him as much as he should.

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It's led to just 61 total receiving yards in his SC career. Perhaps with Lincoln Riley in town, he will take strides in his development. It only feels right, as Riley has had much success with tight ends in the past (Mark Andrews comes to mind). Wolfe will need to stay healthy first, however, so hopefully the injury isn't overly serious.

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