Starting job on line for Lobendahn?

USC freshman offensive lineman Toa Lobendahn discusses his role on the offensive line. Will the Scout four-star start for the Trojans as true freshman?


Video, Toa Lobendahn discusses his role on USC's offensive line

The way Toa Lobendahn has been working with USC's offensive line this summer, you'd think he is a veteran player.

He has taken all first team reps at left guard and in the absence of center Max Tuerk, Lobendahn has slid into the snapping position.

Keep in mind, he is still just a true freshman.

Lobendahn enrolled early at USC, enabling him to participate in the Trojans 15 spring practices, and allowing him to get ahead of the freshman curve learning the schemes and playbook.

During player-run practices in June and now July, the Scout four-star recruit has shown the ability to play both positions on the offensive line effectively.

Which will it be in the fall?

Lobendahn doesn't know the answer, but he does know he's expecting to start - and says he'll relentlessly compete to make it happen - at whichever position is an option.

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