It’s confirmed that USC Trojans TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe has entered the transfer portal, per a report from USCFootball.com. He enters the portal as a graduate transfer and if does so choose a new school to attend, the redshirt-senior would have one year of eligibility remaining and would be eligible to play right away.
Imatorbhebhe was away from the Trojans program a season ago, focusing on academics, and returned in January when the team was expected to go through a full spring camp.
He was expected to be a big-time part of the tight end rotation that includes Erik Krommenhoak and Josh Falo as well as some other impressive young players at the position.
Imatorbhebhe broke out in 2016, hauling in 17 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns after a redshirt year in 2015. He was one of Sam Darnold’s favorite red-zone targets that season and his best game certainly came against then No. 4 Washington where he hauled in five passes for 78 yards and one of his scores.
Though he hadn’t played since 2018, John David Baker had high praise for him during the media sessions from earlier this offseason.
“We’re fired up to have him back and just getting him back up in the offices and getting to sit down and meet with him,” Baker said on USC’s live show Trojans Live. “What an unbelievable kid. I think he’s gonna fit perfectly in what we do. I’m really excited to get him out there and get him on the grass this spring.”
“To be honest with you, he’s got a level of maturity that you don’t normally find in a college-aged student,” Baker explained. “But he’s a mature dude and I think he’s going to bring a level of leadership to our guys and that’s kind of the unique thing about our room right now ... We’ve got some leadership in there, but I think he’s going to add kind of a different element.”
We’ll see where he winds up at in this unknown time during the coronavirus pandemic. Regardless, we at Conquest Chronicles wish you the best Daniel!