Suwanee (Ga.) four-star wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe followed in the footsteps of another Trojan Monday morning when announcing his commitment to USC.
In addition to his pledge for the Trojans via Twitter, Imatorbhebhe put
together a stylized Bleacher Report video to announce his intentions
reminiscent of USC incoming freshman Iman Marshall.
The video shows Imatrorbehebhe holding a USC branded football with the
voice-over narrative saying, “Here I come L.A., Fight On.”
Imatorbehehe, who grew up in Orange Country and unofficially visited
USC over spring break, was an expected addition to the Trojans' 2016
class after narrowing his list of college choices to seven schools.
“When I went there, they offered me over spring break,” Imatorbhebhe
said in an interview with USCFootball.com in late April. “It’s just a
great school. I wouldn’t go all the way out to California to a school
if I wasn’t extremely interested and wanted to see the prospects of
where I would consider to further my education.”
Imatorbhebhe grew extremely close with wide receivers coach Tee Martin
over the course of the recruiting process, who now adds a second
commitment at the position from the South for 2016.
“I love Coach Tee. I mean he’s been recruiting me since my freshman
year and everything so I talk to him pretty often,” Imatorbhebhe said
in April. “I feel like most of our conversations aren’t really on
recruiting, but more so on building a relationship.”
Imatorbehehe is also close with Martin’s son, Knoxville (Tenn.)
Catholic sophomore wide receiver Amari Rodgers, who was one of the
first to congratulate him on his commitment Monday.
Imatorbhebhe, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound four-star wide receiver is rated
the No. 46 player nationally at his position. He becomes verbal
commitment No. 8 for the Trojans, joining Mobile (Ala.) three-star wide
receiver Velus Jones in the 2016 class.
It is anticipated Imatorbhebhe will still take one or two of his five
allotted official visits, as he has scholarship offers from schools
like Alabama, Stanford, Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and Florida.
Last season, Imatorbhebhe had 59 reception for 1,072 yards and 15
touchdowns. He measured in at 6-foot-2, 202-pounds with a SPARQ 40-yard
dash time of 4.65 at the NIKE Football Training Camp.
In March, Imatorbhebhe had the best NIKE Football Rating of the Atlanta
Regional of The Opening running a 4.58 in the 40-yard dash while posted
a vertical leap of 44.2-inches.
Imatorbhebhe was originally rated as a tight end, but his speed and
proven production as a wide out draws comparisons to Bears wide
receiver Alshon Jeffery and former Washington Husky wide receiver
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