USC’s big recruiting weekend leads to commitment flurry

USC's 2024 recruiting class rose to No. 14 in the country, according to On3's rankings.

LOS ANGELES — USC recruiting has been on a role of late. After hosting a large group of high-profile visitors on campus this past weekend, the Trojans have landed five new commitments within the past few days.

The first to commit was three-star offensive lineman Hayden Treter. The Englewood, Colorado native announced his pledge to the Trojans on Sunday, shortly following his USC official visit.

Next up, it was three-star safety Jarvis Boatwright Jr. Hailing from Clearwater, Florida, Boatwright is currently the number 428 overall player in the class of 2024 On3 Consensus Rankings.

Not long after Boatwright committed, USC’s secondary got another addition in the form of four-star cornerback Dakota Fields. A product of nearby Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California, On3 Consensus ranks Fields as a top-100 overall player in the 2024 class.

The Trojans then added another top-150 recruit on the defensive side of the ball in edge rusher Kameryn Fountain. The four-star recruit comes to USC from Atlanta.

Finally, Lincoln Riley and his staff wrapped up a huge few days by landing the commitment of four-star offensive lineman Manasse Itete. The Modesto, California native sits just outside the top 300 of the 2024 On3 Consensus Rankings.

Where USC’s 2024 class stands following the latest commitments

Following those five additions, USC’s 2024 recruiting class rose to number 14 in the country, according to On3’s rankings. It also ranks fourth in the Big Ten, behind Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State. However, USC still holds just eight commits in the class of 2024, meaning that they will likely continue to rise up the rankings as the class continues to grow in size.

The Trojans have another big weekend of official visits scheduled for later in June. If that weekend goes anything like this past one, expect numerous recruits to commit to USC not long afterwards.

Future matchups announced

In addition, USC on Tuesday announced two additions to its future schedule. The Trojans will welcome Georgia Southern to the Coliseum in September of 2023, as well as Nevada in September of 2027.

The Georgia Southern matchup is of particular note because the Eagles are currently led by former USC head coach Clay Helton. Helton coached the Trojans from 2015-2021, compiling a record of 46-24. While his tenure featured the highs of a Rose Bowl win following the 2016 season and a Pac-12 title in 2017, it also included two losing seasons, something that USC had not experienced since 2000 prior to Helton’s arrival.

Interestingly enough, the week prior, USC will welcome another former head coach back to the Coliseum in Ole Miss’s Lane Kiffin. Kiffin coached the Trojans from 2010-2013, with a record of 28-15 during that time.