The USC Trojans class of 2021 is something special. The class of 2022 may be getting off to an even earlier, hotter start.
Head coach Clay Helton and Co. have apparently offered one of the nation’s top players for next year’s class, rising junior safety Trejon Williams from Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon.
Williams stands at 6’0, 195 pounds and already has at least 11 offers for his services. He’s ranked as the top player in the state of Oregon for the class of 2021 and as the country’s eighth-best safety for his class.
He’s a top player, ranked 123rd overall, and would be a huge get for the longevity of a talented Trojans secondary.
247Sports Brandon Huffman projects Williams as a Day 3 NFL draft pick at this time, comparing him early to currently Atlanta Falcons S Keanu Neal. His evaluation:
Possesses closing speed to break on the ball, break up passes and separate the receiver from the ball. High level athlete, a basketball player, can go up and snatch ball out of the air, high pointing it. A sure tackler and big hitter, doesn’t let many receivers get past him. Can come down hill to make a stop in the running game. Doesn’t have great height, but plays bigger. Projects as multi-year Power 5 starter and projects as third day pick.
Some coaches have struggled to make any headway on the recruiting path during the current coronavirus pandemic, but Helton has not been one of those. This is just more proof of that as they’re already working towards the Class of 2022, while still finishing up their Class of 2021.