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Trojans add pair of linemen

It was a good Friday night for the USC recruiting efforts in the trenches as the Trojans landed a pair of commitments from two linemen ranked in the top 10 nationally at their positions in OL Alijah Vera-Tucker and DL Hunter Echols.

Vera-Tucker (6-4, 285) from Bishop O’Dowd HS in Oakland is the #49 player overall in the ESPN rankings and the #9 OT. He chose the Trojans over Washington. Alijah has the potential to play multiple spots along the line and he’s known for his toughness and ability to finish plays.

Click here to watch Hudl highlights for Vera-Tucker

Echols (6-4, 235) from Cathedral HS is a former UCLA commit who had long been rumored to have real interest in the Trojans. Hunter is ranked as the #89 player in the nation by ESPN and the #9 defensive end. He’s got a long frame that is going to add weight well and he possesses a good talent for rushing the passer off the edge.

Click here to watch Hudl highlights for Echols

USC now has 12 commits for the class of 2017.

Garry Paskwietz

A 1988 graduate of USC with a degree in Sports Information. Worked in sports marketing for LA Lakers and Miller Brewing Company. Began covering the Trojans in 1996 with the Trojan Football Fax. Founded WeAreSC in November 1998 with stints at Scout and ESPN. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.

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