USC adds former Colorado cornerback Mekhi Blackmon
Two days, two transfer additions from Colorado.
On Tuesday, USC added former CU wideout Brenden Rice. On Wednesday, USC added the guy who was lining up across from Rice in practices last fall. Mekhi Blackmon, a former Colorado corner, is coming to Los Angeles.
— Candace Son. (@MekhiBlackmon) January 20, 2022
Blackmon started the last two seasons at corner for the Buffs. An honorable mention selection to the all-conference team this past season, the team captain had 41 tackles, four pass breakups, and an interception.
Originally from East Palo Alto, California, Blackmon spent a year at College of San Mateo before transferring to Colorado in 2018. While with the Buffs, he made 27 appearances over four seasons, including 19 starts. He’ll have one season of eligibility left.
The 6-foot, 170-pound Blackmon gives USC some assurances in the secondary as it looks to reload. The Trojans are losing both starting corners, Chris Steele and Isaac Taylor-Stuart, and safety Greg Johnson to the 2022 NFL Draft. Reserve corner Jayden Williams and safety Chase Williams have also hit the transfer portal. There’s a ton of talent in the secondary, but Blackmon will step in as one of the more experienced players in the group.
He also joins a transfer class for USC that’s growing by the day. So far, the Trojans have added Virginia offensive tackle Bobby Haskins, Washington wideout Terrell Bynun, Oklahoma wideout Mario Williams, Rice, TCU defensive lineman Earl Barquet, and Kansas State defensive lineman Tyrone Taleni. The Trojans’ transfer class currently ranks fourth nationally, per 247Sports