USC has already landed one of the top players in the 2020 recruiting class with Wednesday’s commitment of quarterback Bryce Young.
He announced his decision on his Twitter account.
According to 247Sports, the 5-star recruit is considered the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country and No. 24 player overall.
Although he is a bit undersized for the position at 5’11”, 176 pounds, Young is extremely athletic and elusive enough to break tackles down the field or extend a passing play if needed.
He also has a strong enough arm to consistently find receivers downfield.
This helped him gain dozens of offers from the top programs around the country, including Alabama Oklahoma, Ohio State and more. However, the Mater Dei product will stay local with the Trojans, following in the footsteps of 2018 5-star recruit JT Daniels.
As Young explained, Daniels did a lot of work to convince him to commit to USC.
“He’s told me how much he loves it there at USC,” he said, per Chris Trevino of 247Sports. “How much he loves [quarterback] coach [Bryan] Ellis as a coach, feels like he’s learned a lot and that he’s done a good job of relating to him both on and off the field, like he is to me right now. He talks to me about all the aspects about SC and the good thing about SC is that I know a lot of people hat already go there.”
While it will take some time before he steps onto the field at USC, Young’s commitment helps solidify the team’s future at quarterback while jump-starting the 2020 recruiting class.
Source: Bleacher Report