USC Football Scores Big: 2025 Defensive Line Standout Commits to Trojans

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Gus Cordova, a promising defensive lineman from Lake Travis High School, has officially committed to USC Football, adding strength to the Trojans’ defensive lineup. Cordova is one of five high-profile defensive players to sign on with the Trojans last weekend. Cordova, known for his tenacity and disruptive play on the field, brings a wealth of talent and potential to USC’s roster.

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USC Football Adds Gus Cordova To Defensive Line

Standing at 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 250 pounds, Cordova possesses the size and athleticism necessary to excel in the collegiate ranks. His impressive speed off the edge and ability to shed blockers make him a formidable force on the defensive line. Additionally, Cordova’s football IQ and relentless pursuit of the ball carrier set him apart as a standout prospect.

In 12 games in his junior year, Cordova totaled 65 tackles, five for loss, and two sacks.

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Throughout his high school career, Cordova has garnered attention from top college programs across the country. However, his decision to commit to USC speaks volumes about the program’s coaching staff. The new defensive line coach, Eric Henderson is quickly becoming the nation’s best recruiter. He not only brings an NFL resume and a close relationship with future Hall of Famer, Aaron Donald but a passion for mentoring young men on and off the field.

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