Former USC DL Jake Lichtenstein announces transfer destination
Jake Lichtenstein has found his next home.
The former USC defensive lineman entered the transfer portal on Dec. 6 shortly after new head coach Lincoln Riley arrived. He announced on Friday he’s headed from the West Coast back to the East Coast to play for another first-year head coach. Lichtenstein has committed to Miami.
— Jake Lichtenstein💣 (@BigLichh) December 17, 2021
Lichtenstein committed to USC out of the Class of 2017. The former 3-star played his high school ball for Cypress Bay in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, less than an hour from the U’s campus. He had more than 20 Power 5 offers coming out of school, but it took some time for him to finally pop at Southern Cal.
After a redshirt year in 2017, he appeared in 11 games in 2018 and recorded 15 tackles and 2 tackles for loss. He missed all of 2019 as he recovered from a knee injury, then opted out of the first 4 games of the 2020 season.
This past season was his best. Lichtenstein had 28 tackles in 12 appearances for the Trojans this season, with 6 TFLs and 4 sacks as a starter.