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West's No. 1 Offensive Lineman Penei Sewell Previews USC Visit

Four-star Penei Sewell, the top-rated offensive tackle in the West region for the 2018 class, has a visit to USC lined up for this weekend and intends to take other trips this offseason...

Penei Sewell has the athleticism to keep even the quickest edge rushers in front of him and also the power to be a physical presence in the run game, and that combination has made him one of the more touted prospects in the West region for the 2018 class.

The four-star offensive tackle from St. George (Utah) Desert Hills holds scholarship offers from all corners of the country and doesn't appear to be slowing down, landing his latest from Notre Dame on Monday night. Sewell, the No. 6-rated tackle in the early Scout 300 also recently picked up an offer from USC and is set to visit the Trojans this coming weekend.

"We're going to visit USC on Saturday," Sewell said. "The offer was big, but it's like any other offer for me because everything is big right now. There is not a specific school that sticks out to me at the moment. I'm just honored and grateful to receive an offer from them.

"I want to see what makes them stand out and what makes them a special program compared to others. I want to see the environment around there and check things out."

The Trojans signed the top-rated senior in Utah, five-star defensive tackle Jay Tufele, earlier this month.

As the offers continue to roll in, the rest of the spring and summer could get interesting for the 6-foot-5, 330-pound Sewell as he logs some miles.

"The hope is to be able to get out and see some more schools I haven't been to yet," Sewell said. "I hope to go on as many visits as I can and experience the recruiting process the best I can.

"I want to go out East and experience what's out there. I know some of the schools out West but checking out the ones to the east would be an experience."

The Eastern schools Sewell has offers from include the likes of FloridaLSUMichiganMississippiNebraskaOklahoma and Tennessee.

UCLA, meanwhile, was the first program to offer but Sewell said communication has dropped off since the Bruins switched offensive line coaches.

"I haven't been in touch with them in a while," Sewell said. "I hope they stay in touch and stuff, but if it doesn't work out then it's not meant to be."

Sewell, the No. 1 prospect in Utah for his class, has committed to play in the Polynesian Bowl next year.

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