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Trojans Land 4-Star Center Dedich and 3-Star Tackle Douglass

Nation’s top C bolsters USC’s 2018 recruiting class

Notre Dame v USC Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Just a few days removed from five-star QB Matt Corral’s de-commit from USC, the Trojans regained recruiting momentum in a big way for their 2018 class with commitments from three-star offensive tackle Liam Douglass (Harvard Westlake) and the nation’s top center in four-star recruit Justin Dedich (Chaparral).

An old-school mauler at C, Dedich’s prototypical size at 6’2” 290 lbs. (and obviously still growing) is a welcomed sight for the oft-injured Trojan offensive line looking to solidify themselves in anticipation for a post-Sam Darnold 2018 season.

Dedich’s strength and strong hands are evident on tape as he is frequently locking up lineman and viciously hurling them into the turf—amazing for a team poised to be rich with backfield talent.

Potentially underrated is the newly acquired Douglass. He has a slight frame for offensive tackle as he weighs in at only 263 lbs. while standing at a robust 6’5”—yet Douglass puts his athleticism on display.

A quick-twitch tackle, Douglass looks to close the edge with his speed and long arms, however his lack girth will limit him as a freshman. A fair assumption is a redshirt season for Douglass where he’ll spend most of his time in the weight room getting closer to 300 lbs.

Strong moves have been made for the Trojan’s 2018 recruiting class, and we can anticipate more to come as we approach the fall.