Talamaivao stays home
When Corona (Calif.) Centennial offensive lineman Viane Talamaivao committed to %%MATCH_8%% in May, a hunch said it wouldn't stick.
Talamaivao was often seen around 7on7 tournaments during the spring and summer, in which linemen don't participate, just to spend time with his Samoan brothers and teammates.
Would he really leave his friends and family to play thousands of miles away from home in the SEC?
The 6-foot-3 285-pound offensive guard has now faxed in his National Letter of Intent and is officially a member of USC's 2014 recruiting class.
He joins his "Uces" %%MATCH_1%% and %%MATCH_4%% in the class.
Talamaivao is the No. 5 rated offensive guard in the nation.
Time for Talamaivao
USC is signing a few players who could make early impacts on the offensive line for the Trojans; Talamaivao is certainly one of them.
Depth was an issue in 2013 and with the early announcement of %%MATCH_2%% to the NFL, not to mention the graduation %%MATCH_5%% and %%MATCH_3%%, there will be room for him.
Offensive line is notoriously one of the toughest positions – if not the toughest for true freshmen to start at, but Talamaivao demonstrated maturity throughout his prep career and has the skill set to step in and make an immediate impact.
He'll arrive at USC for summer workouts after graduating from Corona Centennial.