USC football has gaps to fill on the 2021 roster. What better place to fill them than via the Transfer Portal?
Yes. The Transfer Portal. A term that wasn't even in college football vernacular until a couple of years ago. Now it's one of the most impactful forces in the sport.
USC has had players drawn away by the portal, but the Trojans can also benefit from the chaos. Here are some players to target:
USC football transfer targets on the offensive line
The Trojans return four of five starting offensive linemen. The trouble is the one they're losing was the best of the bunch, left tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker.
The Transfer Portal could at least help somewhat if a tackle with immediate playing potential could be identified.
Former Tennessee starter Jahmir Johnson just tossed his name in the mix. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound tackle had an offer from USC back in 2017 when he was a JUCO prospect, before starting five games for the Vols at left tackle this past season. Could he follow in Drew Richmond's footsteps, moving from Knoxville to LA?
Then there's another former JUCO prospect, Chibueze Nwanna. The 6-foot-7, 329-pound Arkansas transfer never actually played for the Razorbacks after joining in 2019. He opted out of the 2020 season. With that size, he'd at least fit the mold.