USC Football: Top 5 Transfer Portal Players To Target for the Trojans

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USC Football‘s long-term goal may be to recruit and then develop that in-house talent, but when the transfer portal opens, you must take advantage, if not only to replace the pieces you’ve lost to the portal.

The Trojans are faced with that as well as finding replacements for the nine players they lost in the draft, including a lead running back, the team leader in quarterback pressure, two offensive linemen, and two wide receivers.

Top USC Football Transfer Portal Targets

Sam Brown, 6’2″ 195lbs, Wide Receiver

Sam Brown took a leap in production when he transferred from West Virginia to Houston. Now it’s time for him to take another leap in his senior season by joining college football’s premier offense. With his skill set and abilities, he could be 2024’s Brenden Rice.

Damien Martinez, 6′ 237 lbs, Running Back

A missed tackle machine, Damien Martinez would offer the Trojans a formidable 1-2 punch with Woody Marks. Unlike, Marks he also brings a homerun-hitting threat to the backfield He would inject size and more importantly experience.

Rayyan Buell 6’3″ 277 lbs, Defensive Line

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Another small school prospect wants to make a splash in the big time. Rayyan Buell was only offered two scholarships coming out of high school and made the most out of the offers he did receive landing and the U of Ohio, /he showed great promise as he rose up the ranks. He finished 2024 as the Bobcat’s top interior pass rusher as well as the team’s best-run defender.

Damonic Williams, 6’3″ 320 lbs, Defensive Line

A southern California native, Damonic Williams is every bit what new defensive line coach, Eric Henderson, is looking for. He was TCU’s leading run-stopper and leading pass rusher from the interior offensive line. A source familiar with the situation reports that USC is actively pursuing Williams.

KeAndre Lambert-Smith, 6’1″ 185 lbs, Wide Receiver

Coming out of high school in 2020 Keandre Lambert-Smith was ranked the 35th best wide receiver in the nation. At Penn State, he quickly became their top pass catcher, but Penn State runs the ball frequently. Lambert-Smith would flourish in a pass-first system like Lincoln Riley’s

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