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USC Lands 3-Star OLB Uchenna Nwosu

USC has landed one of Southern California's recruits with the highest ceiling in college football.

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UChenna Nwosu

  • Outside Linebacker
  • Harbor City, Calif. (Narbonne)
  • Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 200

One of USC's first National Letters of Intent has been signed and sealed, and it comes by way of local product Uchenna Nwosu (Narbonne High School) in what should be quite the exciting day for all these top recruits across the country.

According to 247sports.com, Uchenna Nwosu is the 20th-ranked prospect from the state of California.

Listed at 6'2", 200 pounds, he would be best suited playing in more of an outside linebacker role during his freshman season, especially while the Trojans look to overcome the losses of graduates Devon Kennard and Morgan Breslin.

Nwosu seemed certainly worth the wait for Sarkisian and company after registering an outstanding season as one of the best tacklers in the LA City Section (121, including 91 solo), while recording three interceptions and a forced fumble.

The shining moment from Nwosu's recruitment was when one of his high school teachers demanded that current head coach Steve Sarkisian leave class and wait until break to speak with his student.

He served a huge role in the Narbonne Gauchos squad that reached the City Section Championship Game against Crenshaw, and took massive strides on defense in only his second full season of high school football.

From his new position coach, Peter Sirmon:

For more information on high school recruits potentially choosing USC, follow our National Signing Day coverage.