USC lands just its third commit in seven days. This once again comes in the trenches, but on the defensive line.
Three-star defensive tackle Kobe Pepe announced his commitment to the USC Trojans Friday afternoon. Pepe took to Twitter to announce his commitment to the Trojans 2020 recruiting class. The St. John Bosco product had offers from other Pac-12 schools such as Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, and Colorado.
IA VIIA LE ALII ...100% Committed ✌️❤️ pic.twitter.com/X9wNqPkprs— KOBE PEPE (@pepe_kobe) June 21, 2019
Pepe ranks No. 833 overall in the 2020 recruiting class and sits at No. 67 among defensive tackles in the class according to the 247 Sports Composite. At 6-foot-1, 294 pounds, Pepe brings more size in the 2020 recruiting class in the trenches. Last year during his junior season at St. John Bosco, the three-star defensive tackle had a total 68 tackles, five of them for loss and one sack. He also has a pass deflection and forced fumble.
In an interview with 247 Sports Greg Biggins, Pepe said that he waited a couple of days to announce his commitment to let other schools know about his decision. USC made the offer to the three-star defensive tackle on Wednesday.
Pepe is the seventh commit in the Trojans 2020 recruiting class. Last week, USC landed the commits of three-star offensive and defensive lineman Kyle Juergens and three-star offensive tackle Joey Wright. The class also includes five-star Mater Dei quarterback Bryce Young, four-star Narbonne wide receiver Josh Jackson, three-star Murrieta Valley tight End Jack Yary, and two-star Arizona kicker Parker Lewis.