USC lands pledge from longtime Stanford commit on the offensive line
USC has received a verbal commitment from Huntington Beach (Calif.) High offensive lineman Justin Tauanuu.
The 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive lineman revealed his pledge to the Trojans on Friday, less than 24 hours after decommitting from Stanford. He took official visits to Stanford and UCLA in the summertime, then took an official visit to USC last month.
Now, he’s officially in the Trojans’ class.
1000% Committed to further my academic and football career at the University of Southern California FIGHT ON✌️#committed @Coach_Henson @LincolnRiley @uscfb @BrandonHuffman @GregBiggins pic.twitter.com/sFlQlWB4fY
— Justin Tauanuu (@JustinTauanuu) November 10, 2023
Tauanuu is listed as an offensive tackle but ranked in the industry-generated 247 Composite as an interior lineman. He’ll give coach Josh Henson a versatile athlete to work with up front.
In the Composite, Tauanuu is a 3-star prospect and ranked as the No. 31 interior lineman in the class. He’s the No. 40 prospect from the state of California and sits at No. 500 overall in the national player rankings.
USC’s 2024 class ranks 17th in the country and now holds 17 known pledges. Tauanuu is the fourth known commit along the offensive line, joining Clearwater (Fla.) Academy International’s Jason Zandamela, Arlington (Texas) Martin’s Makai Saina, and Englewood (Colo.) Cherry Creek’s Hayden Treter.
You can see Tauanuu’s highlight tape below, via Hudl: