The Trojan defensive line added some reinforcements on Friday.

Kansas State transfer Tyrone Taleni is headed to Los Angeles. USC also announced that Earl Barquet, who committed to the program last month, has officially joined the team.

Taleni stands 6-foot-2, 275 pounds. He played in a reserve role for the Wildcats for two seasons with the program. As a defensive tackle, he made three appearances in 2020 and seven in 2021. He leaves the Wildcats with five career tackles and two sacks.

A native of Savai’i, Samoa, Taleni arrived in Kansas by way of Mt. San Antonio junior college in the 2020 cycle. He was a 3-star JUCO prospect and the No. 20 strongside defensive end, per the 247 rankings. During the 2019 season, Taleni totaled 26 tackles, six tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks.

Barquet gives the Trojans another interior defensive line option. The 6-foot-3, 277-pound Louisiana native played in 16 games over three seasons with TCU. He redshirted in 2019, played in each of the Horned Frogs’ final six games in 2020, and then made 10 appearances with two starts in 2021. Barquet totaled 21 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, and 2.5 sacks during his time with the TCU program.

A former 3-star prospect, Barquet can have up to three years of eligibility for the Trojans. Taleni will have three years to play two.

After dealing with injuries all along the defensive line last year and seeing Jacob Lichtenstein—28 tackles, six TFLs—transfer out of the program, Taleni and Barquet will be welcome additions to the room for new defensive line coach Shaun Nua.

USC has now added four known transfer players to the program this offseason, with the defensive line duo joining former Washington wideout Terrell Bynum and former Virginia offensive lineman Bobby Haskins.