Another day and another receiver departing from the USC Trojans. Sophomore wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe announced on his Twitter account that he will transfer from USC, Monday afternoon.
Imatorbhebhe becomes the fourth wide receiver to transfer out of the program. Five-star athlete Bru McCoy transferred to Texas just days after enrolling to USC, Randal Grimes transferred to Minnesota earlier in January, and recently Trevon Sidney entered the transfer portal last week. The departure of Imatorbhebhe leaves the Trojans with eight scholarship receivers on the current roster.
Imatorbhehe committed to USC as a four-star receiver out of Suwanee, Georgia back in 2016, joining his brother USC tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe who transferred from the Florida Gators. He redshirted his first year in 2016 and saw brief time on the field in 2017, only catching two passes for 11 yards. Much like Grimes and Sidney, Imatorbhebhe struggled to see major playing time during the two years at USC. In 2018 things didn’t get any better as Devon Williams and Amon Ra St. Brown had solid seasons that solidified their place on the depth chart.
With the recent reports of North Texas offensive coordinator Graham Harrell interviewing with USC, it appears the team is looking at going with the “Air Raid”. In order to do so, they’ll need wide receiver depth. The Trojans will have more incoming with incoming recruits in Kyle Ford, Puka Nacua, Drake London, and Munir McClain. Ford and Nacua still have to sign their letter of intents and given what has happened with USC during the month of January, nothing is for sure.