Recruiting season is in full swing and every program is busy trying to find quality talent to bring to the fold. For USC, they are one step closer to doing so as Sunday morning, 2017 five-star quarterback Tate Martell (Bishop Gorman. Las Vegas, Nevada) trimmed down his list to five schools with the Trojans making the cut.
California, Colorado, Ohio State, UCLA, and USC all made the cut as he announced on Twitter earlier in the day.
Narrowing it down... FINAL 5!— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) June 5, 2016
Martell is the No. 33 prospect in the country, the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback, and the No. 1 prospect in the state of Nevada per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Over the last two seasons, Martell has become a catalyst on the gridiron. He had a breakout year in the 2015 campaign as he threw for 32 touchdowns and six interceptions, while carrying the ball 98 times for 604 yards and nine touchdowns.
The previous year, he tossed the rock for 2,537 yards, 40 touchdowns, and two interceptions. On the ground, he rushed for 433 yards and five touchdowns.
Currently at the Elite 11 Camp he is turning heads as he is ranked the No. 4 signal-caller there. That is good news for the Trojans as they look to continue to produce talented quarterbacks.
What could he bring to the Trojans? For one, he could bring a dynamic playmaker to the offense, something that the program could benefit from in the wide-open Pac-12.
The ’17 troop is shaping up nicely for USC as they have six commitments in total, putting the class at No. 36 nationally and No. 3 in the Pac-12 per the 247Sports Team Rankings.
The lone five-star commitment in the class as of now is running back Stephen Carr (Summit. Fontana, CA), so a commitment from Martell would be huge, giving the program a two-pronged offensive attack.
You can check out Martell’s highlights below.