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USC makes two more top lists for 2021 prospects

USC coaches have the Trojans in the mix for more than a few top prospects across the country in the 2021 recruiting class, from California into Texas, out to Florida and up into the northwest. Two more USC targets released top lists recently, with the Trojans in the mix.

The first was wide receiver Quaydarius Davis (Dallas/Skyline), who included USC among his top six programs, along with Florida, LSU, Oklahoma State, SMU and Texas. The Longhorns are going to be very difficult to beat for the 6-foot, 193-pound receiver, who checks in as the nation’s No. 105 overall prospect.

This is another Texas prospect the Trojans are after, as USC coaches continue to push those Lone Star State connections. Wide receiver isn’t a massive priority in the 2021 class, but with the Air Raid system in place, there likely won’t be a class where USC won’t take at least a couple of receivers.

USC will definitely be in the market for a tight end in this class. While the Trojans signed two talented prospect in the 2019 class and another one this past February in Jack Yary, USC will lose three seniors off this fall’s roster and will need to continue building depth at the position.

The Trojans got some good news Wednesday afternoon, as four-star tight end Terrance Ferguson (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) put USC on a list of his top ten schools. The Trojans joined a very strong group, in Arizona State, Auburn, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Washington and Wisconsin.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end can move around in the offense and should be a fairly dynamic receiving option at the next level. It’ll be up to USC offensive coaches now to sell Ferguson on what he can do in the Trojans offense, while they go up against some programs who can point to some recent success at the position.

USC also extended a few recent offers.

The Trojans continue to target a number of wide receivers in the 2021 class, which is understandable considering how many talented prospects there are across the country at that spot, and how interchangeable a lot of them are in the group just below the few truly elite prospects.

The most recent receiver to pick up an offer is Ahmari Huggins-Bruce (Dillon, SC/Dillon), who called USC his “dream school” when he announced the offer on Tuesday. USC joins Washington State as the only West region programs to offer Huggins-Bruce, though the Trojans become immediate players in the recruiting race for the 6-foot, 165-pound speedster.

USC defensive line coach Vic So’oto is again making his presence felt in the northeast, as the Trojans extended an offer to defensive end Colin Mobley (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Catholic). So’oto has offered a few prospects in the region, as he recruited it hard while at Virginia. And now Mobley is added to a group that includes Demeioun Robinson and Marcus Bradley at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Mobley holds some impressive offers, including Florida, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Stanford and others.

USC is going to have to get those linemen to skip over a few major programs if they’re going to head all the way across the country, but So’oto certainly seems up to the challenge of recruiting them.

That was evident again when USC offered 2021 4-star defensive end Shambre Jackson (Orlando/Boone). USC will likely have to jump past Alabama in the chase for Jackson, as well as pry him out of Florida.

And sticking with Mobley and DeMatha Catholic, 2023 defensive end Jason Moore (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Catholic) picked up a USC offer as well. It says quite a bit for USC to go all the way out there to offer a 2023 prospect at this stage.

USC also made an offer to 2022 defensive athlete Cyrus Moss (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman) earlier this week. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound outside linebacker has the frame to add more weight and is a very intriguing prospect on that side of the ball. Moss already held offers from Arizona State, Cal, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Utah and others.

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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