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.
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.