USC continues to rack in the talent, and head coach Steve Sarkisian's next prize comes from Georgia. The newest five-star talent coming to Southern California brings size, speed and strength to the Trojans offensive line.
FIGHT ON! #turnupSC— Steve Sarkisian (@CoachSark) April 22, 2014
Edoga truly made a name for himself by dominating a local Nike Camp back in May, leading to his official invitation to the NIKE OPEN camp in Oregon later this Summer.
Out of Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern, the 6'3, 277-pound Edoga turned in an incredible 4.86 40-yard dash, and other impressive testing numbers as well. But he wasn't just a workout warrior -- he also dominated during 1-on-1s, showing very quick feet and a mean streak. --SB Nation College Football
UPDATED: Coach Sarkisian 2015 Commits
OG Chuma Edoga, QB Ricky Town, QB David Sills, DB Taeon Mason
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
Five-star OT Chuma Edoga from heart of SEC country in Georgia just committed to #USC.. Big pick up for Sarkisian & #Trojans.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 22, 2014
BREAKING: 5-Star offensive lineman Chuma Edoga has committed to #USC. Huge pickup for the Trojans. He plans to start recruiting others.— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) April 22, 2014
Power move by mostly new USC staff pulling OL Chuma Edoga out of Ga. Our staff's top OL so far at all of the #NFTC stops— Brian Stumpf (@Stumpf_Brian) April 22, 2014
BIG PICTURE RECRUITING
While obviously landing such a physical specimen is huge in the short run, the fact that he's actively recruiting kids to join him (especially from Georgia) could be the biggest gain from this entire commitment. Combine him with the likes of quarterback Ricky Town, and the gravitational pull certainly broadens for the next three-to-four years.
Chuma told Rivals.com today that "I loved the academic tour USC. I want to study Aero Astronautical Engineering so I can design planes," so seems as if the entire student-athlete package certainly led him towards coming to Southern California.
Especially when the idea of unionization is ever present in college football, having players that can actively commit not only to football but also the educational experience, says a lot about what Pat Haden can provide for student athletes. Coach Sarkisian has been aggressive sending out offers, and if the bait catches then USC could really be set.
The two areas that coach Sarkisian's staff have tried to attack are one, right here in the Los Angeles basin, and also in the Deep South crop. Given the fact that over 150 recruits were in attendance at the Spring Game, USC is certainly working the phones and taking the steps to get their names out with plenty of scholarships to offer starting this season.