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4-Star Defensive Tackle Marlon Tuipulotu Commits to USC

4 star defensive tackle flips from Washington to USC Monday evening

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The USC Trojans got a huge commitment the week before National Signing Day. On Monday evening Marlon Tuipulotu announced via twitter that he has committed to USC and will enroll early.

Tuipulotu is rated as a four star and is the No. 5 defensive tackle, also being the top player out of the state of Oregon according to 247Sports recruiting site. Tuipulotu was a long time Washington Huskies commit and was expected to enroll early at Washington before flipping his commitment to the Trojans.

The commitment of the four star defensive tackle is a pretty huge get for USC. The Trojans depth at defensive tackle is very thin with key departures from transferring and graduations. Tuipulotu could see some time next season as a freshman and with him enrolling early, he’ll get a head start on working his way up on the depth chart.

The commitment of Tuipulotu brings the USC 2017 class to 18 commitments.

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