Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey hasn’t been to the USC campus since the Trojans last faced off with the Oregon Ducks with De’Anthony Thomas lining up all over the offensive formations.
But don’t mistake that for a lack of interest from the 5-foot-8, 165-pound Class of 2017 playmaker. Lindsey has known this coaching staff for a lengthy period of time and is very comfortable with them.
“My relationship is good with them because basically half the coaching staff went from Washington to SC and I’ve been in touch with Washington for a long time. Coach Sark, he’s a great coach. Me and him have been staying in touch since the seventh grade, so I have a great relationship with USC.”
As of now, Lindsey said he doesn’t have any favorites, but the schools he’s been paying attention to most are the schools that have been recruiting him for the longest.
“I’m open minded,” Lindsey said. “Mainly, right now, the only schools I’ve been looking at are Oregon, USC, [Arizona State] and Washington. Those are my main right now because those are the only ones that have stayed with me.”
With colleges flocking to Bishop Gorman each year to see the new crop of big-time recruits, such as four-star 2017 quarterback Tate Martell, Lindsey will have opportunities to impress over the next two seasons.
But Lindsey definitely wants to get down to Los Angeles to see the former Washington coaching staff that he is familiar with in their new element at USC.
“I just like what they’ve done with the program and I think I would fit very well with what they’ve done. I’m looking at them strong. I’m going to stay in touch with them until I’m a senior.”
While the evolution of the USC offense under Sarkisian plays into Lindsey’s favor as a slot receiver best suited for a spread offense, he didn’t think it was a big factor.
“If I go there I just hope to provide for my team and help us get the win. I know they’ll use me well because me and Sark have a great relationship.”
Here are some 2014 highlights from Bishop Gorman receiver Tyjon Lindsey: