The USC Trojans were one of the most active and visible schools recruiting three-star forward Jordan Usher during the summer. USC was a staple at his games, and the Trojans were rewarded with a commitment on Monday afternoon.
A 6-foot-7 forward, Usher was the leading scorer in the adidas Gauntlet while running with the Atlanta Celtics. Usher averaged 26.4 points. He also shot 33 percent from three point range and 42 percent overall.
"It felt like home as soon as I stepped on campus," said Usher of USC. "The coaches prioritized me and let me know the plany they had for me."
Along with USC, Usher also had offers from Mississippi, Arizona State, and Nebraska, but in the end it was the Trojans who won out.
Usher is a combo forward who will likely see time on the wing and a stretch power forward in his time in Los Angeles.
A big time scorer, Usher is looking to be a key piece to the puzzle for the Trojans. USC is loaded with young talent at the forward position, and the expectation is that Usher will be play a significant role on the team.
About his role at USC, Usher said, "My energetic play with thrive in the Pac 12. I will be able to make an immediate impact there."
Usher is the first commitment for the Trojans in the class of 2017.