JuCo OT: USC is definitely one of my best offers
Kilian Zierer made his way to Santa Clarita, Calif. and the College of the Canyons prior to the 2018 football season. It was a big change for the 6-foot-7, 300-pound offensive tackle. That’s because Zierer is originally from Germany.
Any big change, like attending college in another country, can cause anyone to feel nervous about the near future. But changes can also create unexpected opportunities.
Zierer has experienced both.
Despite the fact that he started playing football much later than many of his peers, Zierer has emerged as a star prospect at the junior college level. He’s now reaping the benefits. He captured the attention of college coaches from coast-to-coast in the beginning of April and now holds scholarship offers from seven schools in the Pac-12. He also holds scholarship offers from power five schools thousands of miles away in the ACC, Big Ten and SEC.
USC is the latest school to show serious interest in Zierer. The Trojan coaching staff offered him a scholarship on Tuesday.
“I called Coach (Clay) Helton at around 12:45 and we talked for a couple minutes and then he offered me,” Zierer told USC247.com.
Shortly after USC became a potential option, Zierer determined that the Trojans could be a great fit.
“It means a lot,” Zierer said of Clay Helton offering him a scholarship. “USC is s great school, they have an amazing football program and they are right around the corner. It’s definitely one of my best offers right now.”
If USC is able to sign Zierer, the Trojans will add a much needed tackle with college experience in time for the 2020 season. It’s just way too soon to know where they’ll stand at the end for this prospect.