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.
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.
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