Bubba Bolden has de-committed from USC. The Bishop Gorman safety has decided to reopen his recruiting process after a standout performance at The Opening . The 4 star Nevada prospect was one of the most high profile recruits for the Trojans' 2017 class along with running back Stephen Carr. Bolden is a big safety with good ball skills who has the ability to deliver big hits in the tackle box. Although he has rescinded his verbal commitment, USC is believed to still be very much in the running along with a host of other Pac-12 schools, Arizona State likely being the biggest competition. The de-commitment of Bolden now leaves the 2017 class at nine total commitments.
Four star safety Brandon McKinney has committed to Washington. McKinney is another big defensive back with similar strengths to Bolden. McKinney is ranked as the number 21 safety in the country. This counts as another loss for the class of 2017's defensive backfield. USC has really put a focus on recruiting a strong defensive back class for this year and the de-commitments and decisions to go elsewhere by some of the Trojan's top targets have certainly not helped this cause.
Aaron Banks lists USC in his top 16. The four star offensive tackle from El Cerrito high school in California released his latest list with the Trojans being in the mix. The list also included seven other Pac-12 schools however USC and Oregon look to be the favorites. Banks stands at 6-7 and 344 pounds, and would be a massive addition to the offensive line. Banks would join Brett Neilon and Andrew Vorhees in the 2017 class in creating a solid core for the offensive line of the future for SC.
Three Star defensive end Jacob Lichtenstein finally visited USC over the weekend and from all accounts really enjoyed his trip. He tweeted a picture of him in front of the Pacific Ocean with the caption "Loving it out here!! #FIGHTON" during his trip to L.A. Lichtenstein is listed at 6-5, 248 pounds. He plays with great leverage and has an extremely long wingspan which makes it difficult for offensive lineman to get hands in his chest. He has been quoted in the past in saying that USC was one of his dream schools growing up and that a decision would be made by the end of summer. Could he be the next addition to the 2017 Trojan class?
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