USC receives high grade from ESPN for incoming transfer portal class
USC earned high praise from ESPN for its work in the transfer portal so far this offseason.
On Thursday morning, ESPN released transfer portal grades for every team in its way-too-early top 25. USC earned an A grade for its incoming class of transfers.
The Trojans were 1 of just 3 programs within the top 10 to receive an A or better. Michigan (A) and Florida State (A+) were the only other programs to reach that level.
Here’s some analysis from ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren:
The Trojans have added quite a few big pieces for next year’s roster. The staff will replace star receiver Addison, a first-round NFL talent, with Singer, who led the Pac-12 in receiving yards last year. The coaches also landed South Carolina running back MarShawn Lloyd, Oklahoma State linebacker Mason Cobb and Arizona corner Christian Roland-Wallace, among others.
USC has already earned 11 commitments from transfers so far this cycle. Several of those additions, like former Arizona wide receiver Dorian Singer, are expected to start for the Trojans in 2023.
USC has the No. 4 transfer portal recruiting class in the country so far this cycle, per 247Sports Composite rankings. The Trojans could opt to remain aggressive in adding talent via the portal through the spring.