The USC Trojans recruiting path has been hot during the coronavirus pandemic, despite shutdowns of in-person meetings and visits. Head coach Clay Helton received another commitment, this time from local standout tackle Maximus Gibbs, who stands at 6’6, 360 pounds.
Rivals.com has Gibbs as a three-star tackle and as having received 19 total scholarship offers while 247Sports sees him also as a three-star and as the 51st-best player in the state of California.
Hailing from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Gibbs represents a local get for coach Helton and Co. as he becomes the eighth commit for the class of 2021 to hail from California. He joins his current high school teammate Ma’a Gaoteote as Trojan commits from St. John Bosco.
Guys, he’s a monster.
This doesn’t come as too big of a surprise but it is refreshing for Gibbs to commit to USC. What would be equally as nice, however, is if coach Helton and Co. can retain all of their committed players from the state of California, unlike they’ve been able to do in recent classes.
Gibbs seems to be relatively solid in his choice of the Trojans and most analysts on the recruiting sites saw him as a lock for USC but it’s still nice to see it officially from him.
Gibbs will have his senior season to play out at Bosco and you can be sure we’ll be keeping tabs on just how that final season goes.
Until then, stay safe and FIGHT ON!