The USC Trojans continue to make their mark among some of the top recruits in the country. Guard Devon Campbell has narrowed his choices down to eight schools and has USC on his list.
Cambell is considered a five-star recruit and is ranked as the No. 7 overall prospect for the 2022 season by 247Sports.com.
The 6’4, 265 pound Texas native is rated as the best guard in the country and would be a huge get for a Trojans team that is losing six offensive lineman this offseason. Head coach Clay Helton and his staff are using Texas as their focal point to rebuild the line.
USC has offered scholarships to eight guards for the 2022 cycle, seven of them are from the Lone Star State, per 247Sports.
Campbell is also a standout basketball player. He was named a first-team MaxPreps Junior All-American for the 2020 season and has the raw athletic ability scouts crave.
Here is a scouting report from 247Sports on Campbell.
Adequate height with enough space to get to the 300-pound plateau. Lack of context in the length department. Terrific functional athleticism that manifests in pulling ability and second-level blocking. Nimble athlete who looks natural at full gallop in space. Heavy-handed and flashes promising punch power. Terrorizes second-level defenders and looks for extra work after eliminating first target. Blocks to the ground when able. Two-sport participation in football and basketball (can dunk). Also a very good lifter in the weight room. May not possess frame for long-term fit at tackle. Can improve hand placement consistency. Good athlete but can improve hip fluidity. Potentially position-versatile offensive lineman among the best prospects in Texas for 2022. Ceiling may be highest at guard and possesses long-term early-round NFL Draft potential.
The Trojans are currently ranked eighth among the 2021 recruiting classes.