The USC Trojans class of 2021 just got a bit stronger on the back end.
Class of 2021, four-star cornerback Philip Riley pledged his allegiance to the Trojans via Twitter this week. Simply stating ‘COMMITTED.’
Riley is the nation’s 13th-ranked cornerback prospect for this class, according to 247Sports. He also ranks as the state of Florida’s 27th-best player in this circuit as well.
He’s a four-star prospect and has a rating of 91.
Physical cover corner with the instincts and technique that is ideal for the position. Technically sound in both zone and man, quickly diagnoses and recognizes routes. Very good ball skills and closing speed. Can cover the slot or outside receivers. Though lacks elite top-end speed, rarely lets his man separate and can stay stride-for-stride with receiver. Projects as multi-year Power 5 starter and third day NFL pick.
He plays at Bloomingdale High School in Florida’s 7A, and they made a second-round playoff appearance a season ago. Huffman projects him as a Round 4-7 NFL draft pick when that time comes as well.
At 6’0, 190, Riley adds to an already deep class in the secondary and overall.
Welcome to the Trojan Family, Philip!