USC Trojans Commit Ranked #1 Prospect In The Nation

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ESPN released its most up-to-date 2025 prospect rankings. The USC Trojans commit quarterback from Carrollton, GA Julian Lewis got top billing as the best-in-class recruit.

Together the Trojans have five commits in the Top 300 and they are currently the third-ranked recruiting class for 2025.

Lewis edged out LSU QB commit, Bryce Underwood for the top spot. Two quarterbacks have held the top spots only twice before in 20 years of the ESPN 300.  Malachi Nelson and Dante Moore did it just last year, and in 2018 when Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence battled for #1 until the final ranking.

USC Trojans Commits Land in Top Spots

Julian “Juju” Lewis

Lewis committed to the USC Trojans before the 2023 season started, on August 22. Since then the 6’1″ 185 junior has taken several unofficial visits with the Top SEC schools, including his home state powerhouse, Georgia, as well as Alabama. He also met with the recruiting master, Deion Sanders of Colorado.

In two seasons as the starting quarterback of the, coincidentally enough, Carrollton Trojans, Lewis has thrown 469 completions for 7212 and 96 touchdowns in 28 games. After throwing 12 interceptions in 2022, he got that number down to just two in 2024.

As ESPN puts it, “…there isn’t much more Lewis can do to prove himself, considering the level of production he’s had at such an early stage versus top-tier competition.”

USC Trojans 2025 Commit
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