USC Trojans News: Ralen Goforth's new home, DeMar DeRozan going nuclear (again), more
Ralen Goforth announced last week that he will be transferring from the USC Football program to the Washington Football program. Goforth hit the transfer portal after the Pac-12 Championship Game, and after he didn't have the best career with the Trojans. In the 31 games Goforth played in, he finished his time with the Trojans with just 147 tackles and only four for loss.
Goforth had just two fumble recoveries, two PD's, and just one forced fumble in his time with SC. It appeared that he didn't have elite talent, which was evident in him only having three stars next to his name coming out of high school at St. John Bosco. Hopefully, both the Trojans and Goforth benefit from the two sides parting ways.
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DeMar DeRozan has been sensational for the Chicago Bulls again this season, as the USC Basketball product searches for his fourth All-NBA selection this year. DeRozan is shooting 50.7% from the field, and 89.4% from the free throw line. He's scored 25.8 points per game this season, and brought in 4.9 rebounds per game with 4.7 assists per contest for Chicago.
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The Bulls are 12-18, but by no fault of DeRozan's. DeRozan has a solid 115 defensive rating, proving that he's playing well on both sides of the basketball. DeRozan has very clearly found a home in Chicago, as he is putting himself in position for him to be an All-Star there in his second campaign with the Bulls. He had not been an All-Star in his three seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, before he headed to Chi Town.
Five-star 2023 QB Dante Moore (all recruiting ratings and rankings in article are as of 247Sports) signed with USC Football rival, the UCLA Bruins, on Wednesday. He was committed to Oregon, but ended up flipping that commitment to the crosstown rival last week. This is not a problem, however, as UCLA still has just the 37th-ranked class in the country (as of Wednesday).
Besides, SC signed a better QB on Wednesday in Malachi Nelson, who finished three spots ahead of Moore in the QB recruit rankings. Heck, Nelson was even listed as the No. 1 overall recruit in American in ESPN's ranking. UCLA has a better overall class at No. 23 in the country, but SC's 11th-ranked overall class is leaps and bounds better.