USC got off to a quick start to the college’s early signing period with ESPN 300 quarterback Jackson Dart on Wednesday for the Trojans.
Dart is a total recruitment of 73 ranks. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound signal-calling Draper, Utah, ranks as the second-largest in the Trojans’ class. He chose USC over UCLA, Arizona State and BYU.
“I think USC has always been an exciting school, especially for children on the West Coast,” said Dart. “I think people are starting to understand their culture and what they want to do. A lot of kids want to be a part of it and buy and obviously it’s working because they’re in the Pac-12 Championship , They are undefeated. And it is super exciting.
He is the Trojan’s second ESPN 300 quarterback committee in this class with No. 36 Miller Moss. The Trojans had two quarterbacks through most of this recruiting cycle, but lost to Jake Garcia in 18 months of recruiting, when he was dead earlier this month.
It was imperative that USC sign two quarterbacks in this class because Brian Young, from No. 1-ranked dual-threat quarterback, fled USC to Alabama, because the staff did not sign one in the 2020 cycle Was. The roster needed more depth as current starter Kaden Slavis would enter his third season in 2021 and could be an option to leave for the NFL.
Outside Slovis, Matt Fink is the only other scholarship quarterback on the roster, so landing Dart and Moss is a big help.
Dart tallied the eyeball this season, throwing for 4,691 yards, 67 touchdowns and four interceptions, while rushing for 1,195 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Being from Utah, his recruitment was off to a slow start, but he picked up through the advantage of playing this season and was able to show what he could do on the field.
“Utah was the first state to play in the country [after COVID-19 restrictions] Dart said, “We were able to play a full season and get all our games. I think it really helped that we played first, so it seemed like more college coaches, because they had to Didn’t know what’s going on. ” With his season, he had a great eye on Utah. I was lucky enough to play on ESPN in Week 3, and I was able to do really well.
“I think there are a lot of things that help out a ton and recruit me this year.”
Dart’s commitment is also part of a major comeback for the Trojans, who had a 54-rank class with only one ESPN 300 commitment in the 2020 cycle. ESPN now has the opportunity to reach the top 10 in 2021 and has eight ESPN 300 commitments in the class.
It has been a concerted effort for the Trojans, who are 5–0 this season, to “take the West back” on the recruiting trail.
“The Relationships I’ve Made with the Coach [Graham] Harrell, coach [Clay] Helton and coach [Seth] Dodge has been super strong, “Dart said.” It’s in LA, so I think it’s going to provide a ton of opportunities from the field as well. Of course, this is a great education, so I really think there are just so many big things about USC that I can’t turn it down. “
Soon land no 27 recruitment Bayer: Oklahoma added a big name to its class on Wednesday with ESPN 300 offensive lineman Sevian Bird, who ranks 27th overall.
Bird is a 6-foot 5, 265-pound lineman based out of Duncanville, Texas, and is already involved in superb offensive recruiting for the Sooners.
Oklahoma’s top four commitments in the class are on the offensive side due to a double-threat quarterback ranked No. 1 in the class in Caleb Williams. The staff has also signed the No. 1 wide receiver in Mario Williams and two other ESPN 300 receivers alongside Jaleel Farooq and Cody Jackson.