USC earns commitment from JUCO offensive lineman
Another piece was added to the USC offensive line on Thursday.
Cooper Lovelace, a 6-foot-5, 320-pound lineman with experience across the line, announced his commitment to the Trojans. The Butler (Kan.) Community College lineman has three years of eligibility to use in Los Angeles.
Committed! ✌️ pic.twitter.com/XVHa9eWb3y
— Cooper Lovelace (@cooperlovelace1) May 13, 2022
Lovelace picked the Trojans over other offers that included Florida and Oklahoma State. Since taking over, the offensive and defensive lines have been a priority for this new USC coaching staff, and USC’s depth on the offensive side is trending in the right direction.
Andrew Vorhees, Brett Neilon, and Justin Dedich all return after grading out as three of the six best offensive linemen in the Pac-12 last year, according to PFF. Vorhees was the only player in the country to earn a 90 grade as a pass- and run-blocker. The addition of Virginia transfer Bobby Haskins should allow him to find a more permanent home inside at guard. Courtland Ford and Jonah Monheim are also back after each seeing more than 400 snaps last season.
Lovelace gives the Trojans even more flexibility to mix and match up front.
He is nothing if not flexible.
I have had a few coaches the last couple weeks ask what do I mean by “most flexible big man?”
This is what I mean‼️ pic.twitter.com/EJNjngPQjk
— Cooper Lovelace (@cooperlovelace1) January 5, 2022