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National Signing Day 2019: Three-star Houston safety Dorian Hewett commits to USC

North Shore (TX) safety commits to USC over Washington, Utah, and Syracuse.

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National Signing Day is just around the corner and USC has already gotten things rolling with the commitment of three-star safety Dorian Hewett. The Houston prospect announced his commitment on Tuesday evening. He was originally supposed to make his choice on Wednesday morning. Hewett also had offers from Washington, Utah, and Syracuse.

Hewett is rated as a three-star and is ranked as the No. 172 safety in the 2019 class and ranked 1,510 overall according to the 247 Sports Composite. At 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, Hewett is versatile enough to play both safety and the nickel cornerback position. He also brings some leadership to the Trojans secondary as he also made defensive calls from his safety position during North Shore’s 16-0 state championship season.

The Trojans made a late push for Hewett after making an offer back in January. The North Shore safety made his official visit over the weekend and quickly committed to USC on Tuesday. He was also a former Syracuse commit, before re-opening his recruitment back in January.

USC picked up the commitment of three-star safety Kaulana Makaula out of Hawaii and three-star JUCO cornerback Jaylen Watson two weeks ago. During the early signing period in December, four-star cornerback Max Williams, three-star cornerback Trey Davis, and three star safety Britton Allen committed to the Trojans. Williams and Allen are currently enrolled at USC.

USC is looking to replenish the depth at defensive back after losing a hand full to graduation and transfers. Last season the Trojans were short handed due to Injuries. They now they in the 2019 recruiting class and could gain a couple more come National Signing Day.