The transfer portal has been good to USC. It was so again on Friday.

Eric Gentry, a transfer linebacker from Arizona State and a Freshman All-American last season, has committed to the Trojans. A former 3-star prospect from the 2021 class, Gentry will have four years to play three with the Trojans.

The 6-foot-6 Gentry started three times last season for the Sun Devils as he played the role of outside linebacker and edge rusher. He finished sixth on the team with 45 total tackles, registering five for a loss. He was also the third highest-graded Pac-12 linebacker in coverage by PFF, among qualified players. Gentry was going to be a foundational piece for ASU’s defense moving forward.

But he entered the transfer portal on April 21. USC was immediately linked to the Philadelphia product. He was in Los Angeles last week and in attendance at USC’s spring game on April 23.

He’s the second edge rusher USC has pulled from the portal since Lincoln Riley came on board. Gentry will join a group that also includes Auburn transfer Romello Height, former No. 1 overall prospect Korey Foreman, Eli’jah Winston, Tayler Katoa, and Devan Thompkins.

For USC, it’s another gem to add to what’s already the best transfer class in the country. And it comes at the expense of a Pac-12 South foe.