USC beats out Oregon for in-state interior offensive lineman
USC can’t be beaten on the trail right now.
On Tuesday, the Trojans won out over Oregon in the recruitment of 3-star interior offensive lineman Alani Noa. The Sacramento (Calif.) Grant Union prospect announced his decision live on the 247Sports YouTube page. He had offers from nine of the current Pac-12 members, and took official visits to Oregon State back in May and Oregon to close out the month of June.
“The love, the family, it felt like family over there,” Noa said. “I didn’t have to change my character going there on my visit. Coach (Josh) Henson and coach Lincoln Riley, they really made me feel comfortable.”
The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Noa ranks as the 57th interior offensive lineman in the 2023 class and the 62nd recruit from the state of California. Overall, he’s the 779th-ranked prospect in the class, according to the industry-generated 247 Composite.
It’s not the splashiest recruiting win, but the 13th-ranked Trojans class already has plenty of those. Noa makes 16 known commitments for the group now, and he’s the fourth commitment from an offensive lineman. The Trojans are adding some serious size to the line in this class, with known commitments from Amos Talalele (6-5/330), Micah Banuelos (6-3/290), Tobias Raymond (6-7, 250), and now Noa.
You can view Noa’s highlight tape below, via Hudl: