football

Trojans land a great one

Four-star linebacker Drean Rucker (6-1, 229, 4.6) from Moreno Valley (Calif.) Canyon Springs has made USC fans happy with his commitment to the Trojans. His commitment to the Trojans was verified by a school official.
Rucker chose the Trojans over offers from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State and Arizona State. Nebraska and Oklahoma were also in the hunt.
Rucker’s stock was on a steady rise since last spring and he didn’t lose step once on the gridiron for the fall of 2002.
The Trojans get a great defender who has great size and the speed to make plays sideline-to-sideline in Rucker.
Rucker has tremendous strength for his size. He benches 370 pounds, squats 530 and power cleans 330.
Rucker was honored as his team’s Defensive MVP, all-CIF, all-county and all-league after racking up 115 total tackles, three sacks and one interception for his junior season.
Great get for the Trojans.
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