The USC wide receiver squad added a new face on Monday when Puka Nacua, a four-star out of Orem, Utah pledged his name to the Trojans’ class of 2019.
Puka Nacua brings even more talent to one of the most padded position groups on USC’s roster. Standing at 6-2, 180 pounds, Nacua is the No. 2 ranked player in the state of Utah per 247Sports.
A Polynesian Bowl commit, he has offers from Power Five schools such as Arizona, Nebraska, and Vanderbilt.
In two seasons of varsity football, Nacua has recorded 2,934 yards, 158 catches, and 32 touchdowns. He averages an impressive 94.6 yards per game and has experience in returning kickoffs as well, something the Trojans desperately need a man for.
Nacua has also tested well in SPARQ categories, which stands for speed, power, agility, reaction, and quickness. He runs a 4.57 40-yard dash, a 4.36 20-yard shuttle, has a vertical jump of 36.5, a power throw of 39.0, and an overall SPARQ rating of 107.46.
A Utah native, Nacua crystal ball predictions had him committing to either the BYU Cougars or the Utah Utes, but two impressive unofficial visits to Southern California sealed the deal for the talented wide receiver who is trading a hometown school for Hollywood and the reigning Pac-12 Champions.
The four-star talent heads to a roster loaded with former blue chip recruits. Michael Pittman Jr., Tyler Vaughns, Josh Imatorbhebhe, Trevon Sidney, Joseph Lewis, and Amon-Ra St. Brown are all former four and five stars that Nacua will have to compete with.
If there is one thing that is certain about USC football, it’s that their depth at wide receiver is becoming one of the best in college football.