Tight end Jack Yary is back on board with the Trojans.
Yary announced back in November that he would be breaking from his original commitment to USC. While he looked at several other options, he came back into USC’s class on Monday evening.
Yary is a big commitment for USC. At 6-6, 255 pounds, he combines the pass catching and blocking ability needed to excel at the position in Graham Harrell’s offense. There’s a possibility he could become an outstanding offensive tackle down the line. But for now, his ability as a tight end should allow him to stay there, as the Trojans add to a position that features Josh Falo, Erik Krommenhoek and Daniel Imatorbhebhe as veterans, as well as promising young players in Jude Wolfe and Ethan Rae, who are coming off injury-plagued first years at USC.
The commitment is also significant simply because a Yary who is good enough to play at USC—and Jack absolutely is—should be at USC. His father, Ron Yary—elected to the Pro and College Football Halls of Fame—ranks as one of USC’s best offensive tackles and overall players.
In 10 games as a senior at Murrieta Valley, Yary caught 42 passes for 621 yards and 12 touchdowns, and also rushed for three scores.
Yary is commitment No. 13 for the Trojans in the 2020 recruiting class and just the third offensive skill player, joining wide receivers Gary Bryant and Joshua Jackson.
USC signed 12 players during the early signing period, announcing 11 back in December, and then Bryant when he made his commitment public in early January. Heading into Wednesday’s signing day, targets would seem to consist largely of running backs, as Yary and quarterback Blake Shapen—who committed to Baylor over the weekend—were two of the last few recruits on the board. Michael Drennen II remains uncommitted, while Elijah Turner took a recent official visit to USC but does not yet hold an offer. He said USC coaches told him one could be extended if a spot opens up in the class.
USC’s recruiting class now consists of Yary, Bryant and Jackson, as well as defensive linemen Jamar Sekona, Tuli Tuipulotu, and Kobe Pepe, offensive linemen Courtland Ford, Casey Collier, Jonah Monheim, Andres Dewerk, Andrew Milek and Caadyn Stephen, and kicker Parker Lewis.
With Yary’s commitment, it looks as though USC will head into Wednesday’s signing day with the No. 10-ranked class in the Pac-12, No. 52 overall.