Jason Rodriguez is officially a USC Trojan. The four-star offensive tackle out of Oak Hills High School in Hesperia, California will be wearing cardinal and gold on Saturdays.
Rodriguez is the No. 14 tackle in the nation and the No. 20 player in California per 247Sports. At 6-foot-6, 325 pounds, the future true freshman will bring a monster frame to USC’s offensive line.
The USC weight room will be losing the Herculean Porter Gustin, but will be gaining Rodriguez who can bench 315 pounds, squat 465 pounds, and deadlift 470 pounds. We spoke to Rodriguez’s mother earlier this year about what the recruiting process was like for her son.
Rodriguez will be joining fellow Trojan tackles Chuma Edoga, Clayton Bradley, Austin Jackson, Jalen McKenzie, and Liam Douglass. Rodriguez is the only tackle in USC’s class of 2019.
What does Rodriguez bring to the table? While his size would make you think otherwise, the young tackle is fast and versatile, which his basketball days at Oak Hills may have something to do with, as he plays center on the court. While the talented young Trojan will be sticking to just football at USC, he has incredible footwork and the pace at which he plays is impressive for someone of his size.