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USC Trojans DT Crossover Rankings

How did the 2017 defensive tackle class compare to other Trojan DT commits this decade?

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

2017 DT overviewThe 2017 defensive tackle class could go down as one of the best if not deepest the Trojans have landed this decade.  USC went out of state to grab five-star Jay Tufele out of Utah, four-star Marlon Tuipulotu and three-star Brandon Pili out of Oregon.   Tufele and Tuipulotu are two of the top four DT's the Trojans have signed this decade according to Scout.com position rankings.  

http://www.scout.com/player/193616-jay-tufele?s=15

USC DT rated too high: Christian Heyward

USC DT rated too low: Antwaun Woods

USC DT notes: Five-star George Uko (2010) edges out fellow five-star, Jay Tufele (2017), by just 11 spots in the Scout 300 rankings for the honor of being named the highest rated Trojan DT this decade.  Kenny Bigelow (2013) is the third five-star to sign with the Trojans this decade.  Bigelow is just one of four seniors still on the USC roster from the sanctioned 2013 class.  Two of the twelve five-stars on the Trojan roster are DT's.  Seven of the thirteen Trojan DT's earned Scout 300 honors.  Six of the thirteen DT's played their high school football out-of-state. 

USC RK YR Scout RK Player POS POS RK
1 2010 25 George Uko DT 3
2 2017 36 Jay Tufele DT 3
3 2013 15 Kenny Bigelow DT 4
4 2017 53 Marlon Tuipulotu DT 5
5 2015 72 Jacob Daniel DT 8
6 2011 230 Christian Heyward DT 20
7 2011 273 Antwaun Woods DT 22
8 2015 NR Noah Jefferson DT 34
9 2015 NR Kevin Scott DT 49
10 2017 NR Brandon Pili DT 55
11 2011 NR Cody Temple DT 67
12 2016 NR Joshua Fatu DT JC
13 2014 NR Claude Pelon DT JC

2017 Crossover Series:

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

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