USC makes cut as 5-star 2023 wideout releases his final six
The No. 1 wideout in the 2023 class is already committed to Lincoln Riley and the USC Trojans.
The No. 2 wideout has USC in his final six.
Brandon Inniss, the 5-star wideout from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage, narrowed his list of suitors to six on Wednesday. The Trojans made the cut, still in the race with Ohio State, Miami, Alabama, LSU, and Texas A&M for the elite wide receiver prospect.
— Brandon Inniss (@brandon5star2) June 15, 2022
Inniss is the No. 4 player from the state of Florida and the 18th-ranked prospect overall for the 2023 class, per the 247 Composite. Everyone in the country wants the 6-foot, 190-pounder.
He did everything for American Heritage as a junior last fall, throwing for 604 yards and seven touchdowns, running for 308 yards and two scores on 44 carries, and catching 17 balls for 341 yards and two more scores. He punted four times and was the return man on five kickoffs and seven punts.
247Sports’ regional recruiting analyst Andrew Ivins compared his game to former USC wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown:
One of the most college-ready wide receivers to come out of the high school ranks in recent years. An elite route runner with a competitive edge that can take over games and beat double coverage. Was initially mistaken by one Power 5 assistant coach for a high school senior when he was just an 8th grader because of his polish. Not the longest of wideouts, but has a thicker build to him and plays much bigger than his frame suggests with his dependable hands. Understands the importance of setting up and selling routes. Mixes gears well. Aggressive at the catch point and will fight through a defender to get the ball. Can turn a short gain into a long gain as he isn’t afraid to lower his shoulder pads and get his jersey dirty. Embraces the role of blocking and is the type of teammate that will do whatever it takes to win. Has produced for three straight seasons against top competition in South Florida and outperformed players much older than him time after time on the camp circuit. Could get a little bit more explosive and add a true extra gear, but doesn’t have much issue creating separation and is more than capable of pulling away from defenses, at least on Friday nights. Should be viewed as a high-floor type of prospect and someone that is going to be able to contribute very early on for a Top 25 program. Will likely have a voice in the locker room given his dog-eat-dog mentality. NFL upside.
Inniss was on campus for an unofficial visit in early March. He has already taken an official this month to visit Alabama and is visiting Ohio State this weekend. He was a former Oklahoma commit when USC head coach Lincoln Riley was with the Sooners, but decommitted when Riley left for Southern Cal.