The USC Trojans and Lincoln Riley are trying to close in on Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) junior edge rusher/linebacker LeVar Talley.
The three-star recruit had 45 tackles, two forced fumbles and six sacks last season. Talley totaled 27 tackles, 10 TFLs, and 4.5 sacks in his sophomore season as well.
The 6-foot-3 linebacker, a California native, is predicted to go to Oregon according to On3, but USC is believed to be in second place. USC defeated Oregon in the recruitment of Dakoda Fields, a development which improved the Trojans’ secondary. Can USC win another uphill recruiting battle against Dan Lanning and the Ducks? If it can, it would reinforce the belief that the Trojans are acquiring a level of stature and success on the trail which can lead them back to the national championship standard established under Pete Carroll two decades ago.
Thank you @USC_FB for having me and my family to watch your practice and for being at this beautiful facility. Also wanted to thank @CoachNua and @LincolnRiley for the amazing conversations that we had, can’t wait to come back!#fighton✌🏽 @CoachRouz @GregBiggins @adamgorney pic.twitter.com/Bwi5QvO7KL
— LeVar Talley (@levar_talley) April 2, 2022
— Rivals (@Rivals) May 21, 2023