USC Football Lands in Top 4 Choices of 4-Star Southern California Linebacker Prospect

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ESPN’s #3 linebacker in the nation and San Diego native, Madden Faraimo, announced that USC football is among his top 4 landing spots for the 2025 season. The other three in consideration are Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oregon.

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The 6’3″ 215 lbs J Serra High School junior tallied an insane 101 tackles in 11 games last season including five tackles for loss and two sacks, per MaxPreps. He came up with two interceptions in five games as a sophomore.

According to Greg Biggins of 247 Sports, Faraimo played much of the year with a giant club on his left arm but still played very effectively.

  • Brings a lot of positional versatility to the table and could play any of the ‘backer positions or grow into a full-time edge rusher in college.
  • He plays with plenty of quick twitch, moves well laterally, and shows good instincts. Is comfortable dropping in coverage and has flashed solid cover skills in various 7v7 settings.
  • With his frame, toughness, and athleticism, his upside is very high and he can be an impact player from day one in college.
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