The USC Trojans signed just four offensive linemen combined in the 2018 and 2019 recruiting classes, but it certainly appears as though that trend will end. Offensive tackle Jonah Monheim (Moorpark, Calif./Moorpark) announced his commitment to the Trojans on Saturday, giving USC their fourth offensive line commitment of the 2020 class.
USC offensive line coach Tim Drevno (photo above) needed bodies in this class, and he is getting them.
“For this next chapter in life, I am excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at The University of Southern California,” Monheim said in a twitter post.
Monheim checks in at 6-foot-5, 280 pounds and is an ESPN.com four-star offensive tackle (247 Sports three-star). He took an official visit to USC this past summer, and was one of the more highly-offered prospects in the region, as Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, Utah, and Washington had all offered.
Monheim attends the same school that sent wide receiver Drake London to USC as part of the 2019 class. He joins Joey Wright (Reno, Nev./Bishop Manogue), Andres Dewerk (Los Gatos, Calif./Los Gatos), and Andrew Milek (Phoenix/Brophy Prep) as offensive line commits in this class, and is commitment No. 11 for the Trojans’ 2020 class.
Other USC commits include quarterback Bryce Young (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei), wide receiver Joshua Jackson (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne), defensive tackles Jamar Sekona (Kentfield, Calif./Marin Catholic) and Kobe Pepe (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco), tight end Jack Yary (Murrieta, Calif./Murrieta Valley), defensive end Kyle Juergens (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret’s) — who also has the ability to play along the offensive line — and kicker Parker Lewis (Scottsdale, Ariz./Saguaro).
Here is a link to Monheim’s junior year highlights: http://www.hudl.com/v/2AEgs2