When it rains commitments, it pours, especially when you’re the USC Trojans. Just days after landing five-star offensive lineman Jeff Byers, USC landed a commitment from Dale Thompson, a four-star tight end. Then just days after that, the Trojans landed a commitment from five-star junior college linebacker Ryan Powdrell.
This time the pledge is from LaQuinta, Calif., strongside defensive end Lawrence Miles. Miles, a three-star defensive end that is ranked as the nation’s No. 19 player at his position by Rivals.com, picked USC over Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State.
“I guess you can tell that I’m excited,” Miles said with a huge sense of excitement. “I don’t usually get like this, but I’m pumped to be a Trojan. This is just one of those moments when you sit back and can’t help but get excited.”
Miles said he actually committed last night when coach Ed Orgeron called him.
“I knew I was going to do it for a little while, and I was talking with my friends and family, so I just decided when he called I was going to go ahead and do it,” Miles said. “I told him I was committing to USC, and he was about as excited as I was.”
Miles said he hopes to cancel scheduled official visits to Arizona, Oregon and Washington, but hasn’t done that quite yet.
“I don’t think I’m going to take them,” he said. “I don’t want to miss out on playing at SC. I’ve been told by people that if you take visits to other schools it could hurt your chances, and I don’t want that to happen.”