Utah has added former USC safety Briton Allen as a transfer with two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Allen announced his verbal commitment to coach Kyle Whittingham’s squad Friday evening. He was a 3-star recruit from the 2019 class who appeared in 15 games during his time with the Trojans. A knee injury in 2021 derailed the final two years of his USC tenure. He could petition the NCAA for a seventh season of eligibility because of it — if he wanted to.

He joins a high-upside group of safeties at Utah that includes Cole Bishop and Sione Vaki.

The 6-foot, 190-pound Allen enrolled early at USC in 2019 and played immediately as a true freshman. He appeared in 11 games while serving primarily as a special teams producer. He finished the season with five tackles.

He had offseason wrist surgery after the 2019 campaign and appeared in four of USC’s six games during the 2020 campaign. Allen posted three tackles that year, again as a special teams player.

During fall camp ahead of the 2021 season, Allen tore multiple ligaments in his knee and underwent surgery that sidelined him for the entire season. And with the coaching change last season, Allen remained on the outside looking in. He didn’t appear in a game last year for the Trojans.

He’ll seek a fresh start in Salt Lake City and a chance to get on the field in a defensive role.

Allen is the eighth known transfer commitment for the Utes so far this offseason. He joins wideout Mycah Pittman and tight end Landen King as spring additions to the class.