USC Football Lands 4-Star Safety Commitment During Major Recruiting Weekend

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Hylton ‘Drake’ Stubbs, a 4-star safety prospect, has officially committed to USC football, one of five significant additions to the Trojans’ 2025 recruiting class occurring over the weekend. The decision comes after careful consideration of his options and discussions with coaches and family members.

At 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, brings a good combination of size, speed, and agility makes him a formidable force in the secondary. As a junior at Mandarin in Jacksonville, Florida he racked up an impressive 97 tackles, 8.5 for loss, and 2.5 sacks in 14 games.

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Stubbs garnered attention from top college programs across the country for his standout performances on the field. He received several offers from his home state, Florida, Florida State and Miami.

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Furthermore, Stubbs’ commitment reflects USC’s continued efforts to recruit and develop top-tier defensive talent under head coach Lincoln Riley. Riley’s innovative approach to coaching and emphasis on player development have resonated with recruits, positioning USC as an attractive destination for elite prospects.

Stubbs’ decision to commit to USC also speaks volumes about the program’s commitment to building a championship-caliber team. With the way the defense is shaping up, the Trojans are primed to compete at the highest level and contend for conference titles and national championships.

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