USC offensive lineman Justin Dedich to return for 2022
Good news for the Trojans: it would seem that Justin Dedich is coming back next season.
The redshirt junior offensive lineman wrote on his Instagram page that he was “on to year 4 with my brothers.”
It appears that RS junior OL Justin Dedich will return to #USC, per his IG.
He became USC’s starting LG late & was one of the key pieces to the unit. Per PFF he was USC’s No. 5 graded offensive player and No. 3 on the OL behind Neilon/Vorhees.
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— Chris Treviño (@ChrisNTrevino) December 31, 2021
As 247Sports’ Chris Treviño notes, Dedich took hold of the starting left guard spot late in the year during 2021.
The offensive line is looking pretty promising as USC moves into the offseason. Dedich, starting left tackle Andrew Vorhees, and starting center Brett Neilon will give new offensive line coach Jim Henson some experience to work with as he crafts his new offensive line.
The Trojans have also added former Virginia tackle Bobby Haskins from the transfer portal—a 6-foot-7, 295-pounder with starting experience at left tackle. Barring portal entries, USC will also return Jonah Monheim and Courtland Ford, the team’s starting tackles to open the year.