Mega 2024 five-star QB can't hide interest in playing for USC football, Lincoln Riley

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2024 five-star Quarterback and No. 1 player in the state of Texas, DJ Lagway (all recruiting ratings and rankings in article are as of 247Sports), took a visit to the USC football program and was offered. He made it clear that he could see USC as the spot for him.

SC will certainly take him. They don't have any quarterback commitments in their No. 3-ranked recruiting class for 2024, and current elite Trojan QB Caleb Williams will likely be gone by then.

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Sure, SC will still have a very talented QB in Miller Moss by then and currently has a 2023 commitment by No. 2 overall player in the nation--Malachi Nelson. That being said, depth is vital in a strong QB room. It was just three seasons ago when USC was down to their third string QB in Matt Fink for four games.

SC won a couple of those games, including one against a top ten team due to Fink's performance. And also, if Lagway is patient--he'll likely be able to play once Moss and Nelson are graduated from the program.

DJ Lagway is the No. 4 QB in the country, so any program--not just USC football--could use him.

DJ Lagway also wants to play baseball in college according to 247Sports, so it's not just USC football that could potentially use him in L.A. He plays all of football, baseball, and basketball in high school.

He played mostly safety for Varsity his freshman year, but is going to be a QB in college and was during his sophomore season this year at Willis High School. If USC wants to follow through with it and pick him up, though, they'll have stiff competition.

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Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas A&M are some major programs that have also offered him. He's highly-touted for a reason. At 6-2, 215 pounds as a sophomore, he's certainly not undersized. Ranked as the No. 18 player in the entire 2024 class--any program would be insane not to take him.