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USC gets a commitment from OL Joey Wright

USC’s midweek elite camp continues to pay off, as the Trojans grabbed their third commitment in the days following the event.

After pulling in 2021 athlete Velltray Jefferson (Fresno, Calif./Edison) in the moments following the camp, then adding a commitment from two-way lineman Kyle Juergens (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret’s), USC landed another potential impact prospect in 6-foot-6, 297-pound offensive tackle Joey Wright (Reno, Nev./Bishop Manogue).

Wright announced his commitment via twitter late Saturday night.

Wright was one of several west coast offensive linemen recently offered by USC, and, like Juergens, is another prospect whose recruiting profile has risen sharply this offseason. In addition to the recent offer from USC, Wright also collected offers from Arizona, Arizona State, and Nebraska.

Wright is physical, and athletic for his size, giving the Trojans a nice starting point as they look to bring in a solid group of offensive linemen in this class.

Last month, when asked what the USC coaches told him upon offering, Wright said the USC coaches “like that I am an athletic lineman and my frame. And they see me fitting well into their scheme of things.”

And with regard to picking up the offer, Wright said, “My thoughts on USC are unimaginable because it is one of my dream schools and the fact that I have the ability to play there is astounding.”

Wright is commitment No. 6 for the Trojans in the 2020 class, joining quarterback Bryce Young (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei), tight end Jack Yary (Murrieta, Calif./Murrieta Valley), wide receiver Josh Jackson (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne), kicker Parker Lewis (Scottsdale, Ariz./Saguaro), and Juergens.

Erik McKinney

Erik McKinney began writing for WeAreSC in 2004, during his junior year at USC, covering the Trojans football team and recruiting. He then moved on to ESPN.com in 2011, where he served as the West Region recruiting reporter and then the Pac-12 recruiting reporter. He took over as publisher of WeAreSC in January, 2019.

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