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Top tight end Michael Trigg commits to USC

The rich keep getting richer and Trigg ranks as the nation’s 4th-best TE in 2021

Just a day or so after Josh Moore flipped his commitment from Stanford to USC, the USC Trojans picked up another HUGE get for the class of 2021 when No. 4 ranked tight end prospect Michael Trigg pledged his allegiance to the Trojans.

Trigg ranks as the country’s 127th-best prospect, the fourth-best tight end and the state of Florida’s 18th-best player overall, according to 247Sports.

He committed to play both football AND basketball for USC.

247Sports Director of Scouting Barton Simmons compared him to current Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett and projects him as a Day 3 NFL draft prospect.

Tight end projection that is more of a big wide receiver in terms of body type and usage in high school. Underdeveloped frame that has a capacity for transformation. Extremely productive pass catcher against shoddy competition. Natural hands catcher. Good body control and ball skills. Easy athlete that can be dangerous after the catch and has played quarterback in a run-heavy role. Isn’t asked to play in-line but has shown some willingness to block in H-back roles and is active on defense. High end basketball player. Evaluation changes if he’s a wide receiver because separation speed isn’t obvious. Very much a hybrid type that may not fit every offense. We view as a future tight end with significant upside in the right system and with development will be a Power Five impact starter and a mid round NFL Draft pick.

On their sliding scale, 247Sports also gives him these ratings:

Hands: 9
Mismatch Ability: 8
Route Running: 8
Athleticism: 8
Point of attack: 6
Frame: 6
Size: 6

At 6’4, 230, Trigg has at least 49 scholarship offers that we know about. Some are football, some are basketball, some are for both.

USC beat out potential big-name, fellow blue-blood programs like Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, LSU, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, etc. you name it.

As a two-sport star athlete, he averaged 22.6 points as a junior basketball player and played extensively on the AAU circuit. He was a MaxPreps Preseason All-Florida Selection and played both offense and defense for Seffner Christian Academy in 2019. As a senior, he plays for Carrollwood Day in Tampa.

He’s every bit of a true threat in both sports and should be a welcome addition to USC.

Congratulations, Michael!