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USC Trojans OG Crossover Rankings

How did the 2017 guard class compare to other Trojan OG commits this decade?

The USC Trojans landed the #5 ranked recruiting class in the Scout.com 2017 team rankings, but how does the offensive guard position rank compared to other 'SC classes this decade?

2017 OG overview: According to the Scout.com projections, the USC Trojans did not sign a single guard in the 2017 class.  In reality two if not more of the USC offensive tackle class will slide into a guard role.   Advanced scholarship candidate, Jalen McKenzie, is one of the potential prospects USC signed that could move inward along the Trojan line that lost former five-star Damien Mama early to the NFL.

http://www.scout.com/player/193630-jalen-mckenzie?s=15

USC OG rated too high:  Cyrus Hobbi

USC OT rated too low: Marcus Martin

USC OT notes:  Of the four OT's that signed with the Trojans, all but Austin Jackson are expected to get a look at the guard position.  Of the ten G's signed this decade, Max Tuerk and Marcus Martin have successfully transitioned into the NFL.  Toa Lobendahn is the wildcard of the OL prospects and could play any of the positions on the line.  Eight of the ten prospects earned Scout 300 honors.  Damien Mama was the highest rated guard the Trojans signed this decade and the only five-star at this position.  

USC RK YR SCOUT RK Player POS POS RK
1 2014 39 Damien Mama OG 2
2 2012 62 Jordan Simmons OG 4
3 2014 90 Viane Talamaivao OG 5
4 2012 96 Max Tuerk OG 6
5 2011 116 Cyrus Hobbi OG 6
6 2011 204 Aundrey Walker OG 9
7 2014 164 Toa Lobendahn OG 10
8 2016 278 Frank Martin OG 18
9 2011 NR Marcus Martin OG 20
10 2014 NR Jordan Austin OG 34

= 2017 Crossover Series =

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Offensive Tackles
Offensive Guards
Defensive Tackles

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