USC football finally has a No. 3 QB on their roster after they picked up Contra Costa College QB Jake Jensen on Friday. The JUCO product scored 26 total touchdowns there this past season (22 passing).
With Mo Hasan currently injured, it was important that SC finally brought in a new No. 3 QB. Sure, they'll have Caleb Williams and Miller Moss no matter what, but the injury bug can always bite.
Just three seasons ago, USC was down to Matt Fink for four games--their No. 3 QB at the time. Acquiring quarterback depth was necessary for SC. If Hasan isn't healthy for the beginning of the year, Jensen will be the No. 3 guy. If he is, Hasan could end up being third with Jensen at No. 4.
It's even possible Hasan could be No. 2 due to him having five more games of experience than Moss. Regardless, Jensen is a good QB to have on the roster--whether he's third or fourth string. Jensen was originally a BYU commit for the 2019 class.
He's an FBS QB--the only reason he didn't stay there is because he graduated early in March of 2019 to go on an LDS mission, and due to COVID-19, had to come home a year early. He was originally going to come home after two years from the Mission and then enroll at BYU, but when he came back early, he chose not to enroll at BYU due to how the roster was looking. The QB room was much more crowded than he planned, due to him expecting not even to be there until the next year.
USC football now has 20 transfers after the Jake Jensen pickup.
Jake Jensen is the seventh transfer that USC football has been able to pick up after spring football. Keep in mind that Lincoln Riley promised "double-digit" transfers after the spring. Of course, that means that there are at least three more to pick up.
While the last three have been for three-star transfers or lower, it was still a good signing to find depth at a position of need. With this signing, that makes six total QBs on the roster right now: Williams, Moss, Hasan, Jensen, Isaac Ward, and Brad Aoki.