USC’s 2019 football team received its first series of commitments on Wednesday. Wednesday marked the first day high school athletes can commit to NCAA programs for the 2019 season.
USC Athletics announced 18 total signings with eight offensive and ten defensive players. Of the 18 players signed, 13 hail from the state of California.
Currently, the Trojans’ recruiting class ranks No. 21 nationwide and No. 4 in the Pac-12, behind Oregon, Washington, and Stanford. While USC picked up seven four-star recruits, USC’s class currently does not feature any five-star athletes.
Despite the Trojans' class ranking outside of the top 20, many commits will help alleviate current weak spots on the offensive line and the defensive secondary. Four-star cornerback Max Williams will look to continue to be a lockdown outside cornerback despite his 5-foot-8 frame. Four-star offensive tackle Jason Rodriguez will boost the frontline with his 6-foot-6 frame and 326 pound stature.
Despite the somewhat disappointing Wednesday, USC will likely not finish with the No. 21 class. The Trojans still have a few targets they are hoping to sign including five-star wide receiver Bru McCoy and five-star receiver Kyle Ford. Ten other top-100 ranked recruits have not announced their signing decisions yet.
This is a developing story. Annenberg Media will update as more recruitment information becomes available.