USC lands commitment from 2023 blue-chip defensive prospect
The inroads Lincoln Riley made into the Texas recruiting scene at his last stop are certainly serving USC well right now.
On Monday, the Trojans picked up their third pledge from the state of Texas for the 2023 class in 4-star safety Braxton Myers. The blue-chip Coppell High School product announced his commitment live on CBS Sports HQ.
BREAKING: 4⭐️ safety Braxton Myers has committed to Lincoln Riley and @USC_FB ✌️
Myers is the No. 6 overall safety in the 247Sports Composite 🔥 pic.twitter.com/TKsyw8LFEI
— 247Sports (@247Sports) May 16, 2022
Myers is the sixth-ranked safety in his class and the 20th-ranked prospect from the state of Texas, according to the 247 Composite. He’s rated as the 109th-best overall prospect in his class. A 6-foot-1, 185-pound safety, Myers chose the Trojans over interest from Auburn, Arkansas, Clemson, LSU, and Ole Miss, among others.
“The direction Coach Riley has them is only going up from here and getting back to what USC was,” he told 247Sports. “I believe they will take over the Pac 12 and compete for a National Championship this upcoming season.”
As a junior, Myers recorded 40 tackles, 11 pass breakups, three interceptions, and one forced fumble en route to a unanimous first-team Texas District 6-6A selection.
He’s the seventh known commitment for the Trojans’ 2023 class and the second on the defensive side of the ball. With his commitment, USC has the eighth-best overall class in the country for the cycle, according to 247.
— Braxton Myers (@BraxtonMyers23) May 16, 2022