Injury-plagued DT enters transfer portal again after just eight snaps with USC

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Ishmael Sospher has entered the transfer portal, marking the second time the USC DT has entered the portal in the last 15 months.

Sospher originally entered the portal when he was at Alabama, and made the switch to the USC football program. Sospher didn't play for Bama, and didn't end up playing for SC either. He played just eight different snaps, and didn't record any sacks or any tackles at all.

Sospher, who was a tremendous four-star recruit back in high school, was the No. 5 DT in the country and the No. 47 overall player in the nation for the 2019 class (247Sports).

Ishmael Sospher's season for USC football this year was marred by injuries.

Ishmael Sospher dealt with double compartmental leg syndrome in 2021 which forced him to sit out for not only USC football's spring camp, but fall camp as well. He played in just one game at Alabama, and finished his SC career with just one game under his belt as well (Notre Dame).

Sospher is gifted in his 6'4", 330 pound frame, and has tremendous raw strength. He didn't appear out of shape in his winter workouts up to this point, and the fact that he was there sparked optimism that he would be back with the team in 2022. After all, his season was ruined because of injuries, and it didn't appear that the coaching staff had an issue with him.

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He was expected to receive significant playing time this past year, and would have a decent shot at it again this season, as USC is extremely thin at DT. This transfer portal entrance just further shows that SC needs to push even harder to bring in a top transfer portal DT. They've already brought in some depth guys for the D-Line in three-star transfers Earl Barquet and Tyrone Taleni, but the job is by no means done if their most *talented* DT has entered the portal.