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USC Lands Four-Star Defensive Lineman Noah Jefferson

The Trojans get a raw defensive lineman that has a lot of upside.

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Noah Jefferson

  • Defensive Lineman
  • Liberty HS (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Ht: 6'5" / Wt: 280

Four-star defensive lineman Noah Jefferson of Liberty HS (Nevada) has officially announced his commitment to the University of Southern California, making defensive line coach Chris Wilson one happy man.

Jefferson could be in line to redshirt the 2015 season, hoping to become a defensive stalwart the very next season when multiple seniors will be departing the program. The 6-foot-5, 280 pound prospect verbally committed to USC back on May 15 before playing in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif. earlier this year.

The Liberty HS product has been rated as a four-star lineman by Rivals, and also considered the No. 1 player out of the state of Nevada. Noah Jefferson is similarly ranked a four-star prospect according to 247sports. But given what we've seen on the recruiting trail, Jefferson could be one of those prospects that could transition to defensive end, maybe even a Morgan Breslin-like outside linebacker in the 3-4 system.

Jefferson spoke with our own Shotgun Spratling, working for USCFootball.com, about where the USC coaching staff would utilize the four-star prospect at the next level.

"I'll be able to play the 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5," Noah Jefferson said of the shade alignment techniques he could potentially play at USC. "It's because I'm versatile, so it's wherever I fit. More like during the game scenario, [it will be] where they need me at too [rather than playing the same position exclusively]."

ESPN.com's Review: Noah Jefferson is a good looking prospect with high upside and versatility along the front-seven. Has the size, playing strength and range to mold and develop at a few different positions. Projects as either a DE or potential 3-4 OLB at the college level depending on size/speed development and future scheme.

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