USC sits in the top five of transfer portal rankings

College football recruiting and transfer portal analyst Mike Farrell has USC in the top five of his latest transfer portal rankings. This is a fluid situation, given that we are coming up on the end of one portal window but still have another portal window in May, after spring ball. Right now, though, USC is widely regarded as being a top-five portal program, with Florida State being the No. 1 portal team in the country according to Farrell and most analysts.

USC’s transfer portal class should be viewed through the prism of how well the Trojans met certain needs. They scored huge pickups at linebacker with Mason Cobb, and on the defensive line with Anthony Lucas. Receiver Dorian Singer will replace Jordan Addison, and MarShawn Lloyd will replace Travis Dye. Those are four highly valuable transfers which don’t include reinforcements on the offensive line, such as Jarrett Kingston of Washington State. It’s a deep class which met a lot of needs for USC. In order to become an even better transfer portal class, USC needs a few more pickups on defense, with at least one on the defensive line for sure, and either an offensive lineman or a defensive back as well.

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