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OL target Baker: USC is a great program, the atmosphere at the Notre Dame game was unmatched

OL target Baker: USC is a great program, the atmosphere at the Notre Dame game was unmatched

In most recruiting cycles, Arizona feels like a far east suburb in Los Angeles County to USC coaches. When the Trojans are at their best, USC coaches don’t have any issue going across state lines to pluck top talent away from Arizona and Arizona State.

2019 was more difficult on the Men of Troy. After a 5-7 season, only three-star quarterback Kedon Slovis was ready to sign with the school.

USC hopes to change that in 2020 and won’t shy away from offering scholarships to players in the neighboring state.

One of the latest prospects in Arizona to pick up a scholarship is Pinnacle HS’s Tosh Baker. Baker is a towering 6-foot-8, 285-pound prospect from Phoenix who has drawn the attention of some of the best programs in the entire country. Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Ohio State are just some of the name teams who have offered a scholarship already. USC joined that group and many others recently. The Trojans seemed to have made an impression on Baker as well.

“USC is a great program,” Baker said. “I was at the USC-Notre Dame game last season and the atmosphere was unmatched. The Coliseum was packed and everyone was invested into the game. I was able to go into the locker room pregame and got a glimpse of the the team culture, which was huge. That will be a factor when making my decision.”

OT target Rogers: The USC offer is such a blessing

OT target Rogers: The USC offer is such a blessing

LB target Davis: USC has been my favorite school since I was young

LB target Davis: USC has been my favorite school since I was young