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National Signing Day 2019: Three-star outside linebacker Tuasivi Nomura signs with USC

Clay Helton and the USC Trojans have picked up a local talent to add to their 2019 recruiting class.

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The USC Trojans add their first outside linebacker to the class of 2019 with the signing of three-star Tuasivi Nomura out of Centennial High School in Corona, California.

USC was short on outside linebackers this recruiting cycle after picking up four four-stars back in 2018. Tuasivi Nomura will join a Trojan linebacker depth chart that will be searching for the next Porter Gustin and Cam Smith duo.

At 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, Nomura will join Hunter Echols, Kana’i Mauga, Eli’jah Winston, and Solomon Tuliaupupu at outside linebacker.

Nomura is currently the No. 55 outside linebacker in the nation and the No. 81 recruit in the state of California. Through three seasons of varsity football at Centennial, Nomura recorded 145 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, one interception, and one forced fumble.

The Trojans were battling with Colorado, Louisville, Iowa State, and UCLA for Nomura’s signature, but after an impressive vist on February 1, Nomura chose to stay local.

With a crowded linebacker depth chart, Nomura probably will not see the field in 2019, and will likely redshirt and bulk up for 2020.