Coming off the 2017 recruiting cycle where the Trojans signed two Scout top 100 defensive tackles in Marlon Tuipolutu and Jay Tufele, USC reached into the Bay Area Sunday to nab Concord (Calif.) De La Salle four-star defensive tackle Tuli Letuligasenoa.
Letuligasenoa announced his commitment to USC during a ceremony at his church Sunday afternoon.
Letuligasenoa chose USC over UCLA, Oregon, Washington and Notre Dame. At 6-foot-2, 300-pounds, Letuligasenoa is ranked the nation's No. 5 defensive tackle and the No. 73 player in the country overall.
Letuligasenoa unofficially visited USC for the Trojans' spring game two weeks ago. To the surprise of many, Letuligasenoa promptly announced that he would be cutting the recruiting process short.
"I was with Coach (Clay) Helton, Coach KU (Kenechi Udeze), Coach (Johnny) Nansen and Coach (Tyson) Helton," said Letuligasenoa.
"I love Coach Helton. He is a family guy and really understands the importance of family."
Letuligasenoa adds to an already impressive haul for USC on the defensive side of the football. Trojans currently have five of their six defensive recruits rated among the top five nationally at their respective positions.