USC gets much-needed QB depth with junior college commitment
USC went through spring ball with just two healthy scholarship quarterbacks. Put Caleb Williams atop the depth chart in permanent ink, but behind him the Trojans had only second-year man Miller Moss. If something were to happen to one quarterback, the Trojans would be in quite the pickle.
Adding depth to that room was a must for head coach Lincoln Riley and his USC staff exiting spring ball, and on Friday the Trojans did just that.
Jake Jensen, a 6-foot-2 quarterback from San Pablo (Calif.) Contra Costa College, announced on social media he has committed to USC.
— Jake Jensen (@18jakejensen) May 27, 2022
Jensen originally committed to BYU after a standout prep career at Pleasant Grove in Utah as part of the 2019 Class. Prior to enrolling, he went on an LDS mission to Argentina with a plan to stay two years and then enroll with the Cougars in 2021, according to 247Sports’ Greg Biggins.
But the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything, forcing him home a year early and leaving him without a spot. He ended up at Contra Costa College. In 10 games as a freshman last season, he threw for 1,970 yards and 22 touchdowns against nine interceptions while completing 57.8% of his passes. He also added four rushing scores while leading the team to a 9-1 record.
Jensen committed to New Mexico two weeks ago shortly after the Lobos offered a scholarship. Then, according to Biggins, USC invited him out on an official visit and offered him a scholarship.
USC it is.
Jensen will have four years to play three for the Trojans. You can view his highlight tape below, via Hudl: