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 overview: The 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.
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.
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