USC has been working hard to bring in the best recruiting class they can in 2021. The program has already added some bigtime prospects with their total recruitments at eleven.
However, that hasn’t stopped them from reaching out to players such as DeMatha High School defensive end, Colin Mobley, who has announced his commitment to USC bringing their total recruits to twelve. Mobley had dozens of offers from schools around the nation but defensive line coach Vic So’oto who was hired back in February was able to turn his attention towards the Trojans.
— Colin Mobley (@selfmadecee_) May 15, 2020
After building a relationship with So’oto and a zoom call about the academics and athletics that the school has to offer, Mobley and his family knew USC was right for him. The Trojans were able to beat out other top schools such as Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, etc. which shows the capability and professionalism of USC’s coaching staff. During an interview with Rivals’ Adam Friedman, Mobley discussed what made USC stand out.
“I have a strong bond with coach So’oto as well as coach Helton. “They talked about me having the opportunity to come in early and contribute while still receiving a degree that holds weight.”
While there are certainly other high-end defensive prospects that USC is still targeting, Mobley will likely see the field with the position set to lose a handful of players after the 2020 season. Colin is a hard worker who figures to be able to put in extra work to get where he wants to be. He runs well enough to cover ground and make some plays while accompanied by good strength.
Mobley’s commitment is big for the Trojans right now as only 4-star defensive tackle Jay Toia is the only other defensive line commit.