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Trojans add verbal commit from James Lynch

USC added a verbal commitment for the class of 2017 today when defensive tackle James Lynch of Round Rock, TX announced via his twitter account that he would be a Trojan.

Lynch (6-4. 273) is a 3-star prospect who is ranked as the #60 defensive tackle in the country by 24-7 and was previously a commit to TCU. He also holds offers from Duke, Kansas State and Texas Tech, among others. James as the 2015 District 13-6A defensive line MVP as a junior and took part in The Opening event over the summer in Oregon.

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Lynch runs a 4.97 40, a 4.53 shuttle, and has a 29 inch vertical leap, so there is nice athleticism to go along with a toughness and good motor.

The Trojans now have 15 commits in the class of 2017, and are also using two blueshirt scholarships this fall.


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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