Breaking Down ‘14 USC Commit Jordan Poland

USC earned a commitment on Saturday from La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day School 2014 offensive tackle Jordan Poland. Standing at 6-foot-8 and 335 pounds this behemoth pulled the trigger immediately after receiving the offer from the Trojans…

Jordan Poland was originally part of the 2013 class. However, after moving to San Diego from Arizona, he was reclassified to the 2014 class and became a sophomore once again. This will allow this massive prospect even more time to improve his skills.

As soon as the tape comes on, this massive young man stands out from the very beginning. He has the frame of a player much older than he is and his style of play certainly emphasizes it.

Much like many of the big, tall offensive linemen, Poland doesn't get the exact bend you would like for someone looking for leverage, but his arm length and strength keeps him at an advantage. He's quick off the snap and getting into his position while keeping the defender in front of him.

Having a player of his size leading the way with drive blocks is a big plus for any team as you can see Poland has the ability to completely engulf his defender and make a huge impact in the play.

The best part about this soon-to-be-junior is that he's just getting started and he will continue to grow as the process moves forward.

For USC, getting this commitment (albeit a verbal) is a big deal. They get a cornerstone player in a year that will be their final with scholarship limitations and in a class that will feature multiple offensive linemen.

Poland will be a solid offensive lineman and the Trojans got themselves a big piece of the 2014 class.



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