USC Trojans Football Commits 2025: Latest On 2025 Recruiting Class, Trojans Recruiting News

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Lincoln Riley overhauled the coaching staff in the 2024 offseason and took a more aggressive to recruiting. The results are already paying off, with a class of USC Trojans football commits 2025 that bodes very well for the future of college football in Southern California.

Our 2025 USC Trojans football commits tracker will keep you updated on all of the top recruits in the 2025 class who committed to USC plus we’ll keep you in the know on where the 2025 USC Trojans recruiting class ranks around the nation and in the Big Ten Conference.

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2025 USC Trojans Football Commits (12)

PlayerPositionHeight/WeightState247Sports Rating
Justus TerryDT6-foot-5 / 275 poundsGA⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Julian LewisQB6-foot-1 / 185 poundsGA⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Matai Tagoa’iS/LB6-foot-4 / 190 poundsCA⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Isaiah GibsonEDGE6-foot-4 / 245 poundsGA⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Hylton StubbsS6-foot-1 / 180 poundsFL⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Harry Dalton IIIRB6-foot / 205 poundsVA⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Trestin CastroCB6-foot-1 / 160 poundsCA⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Riley WormleyRB5-foot-9 / 170 poundsTX⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Gus CardovaEDGE6-foot-5 / 250 poundsTX⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Romero IsonWR5-foot-11 / 170 poundsMD⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Daune MorrisATH5-foot-10 / 193 poundsTN⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Willi WascheriOL6-foot-3 / 302 poundsWA⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
The USC Trojans have 12 commits in the 2025 recruiting class

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Background, stats on USC Trojans football commits 2025

Justus Terry, Defensive Tackle – Manchester High School (Georgia)

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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 6th overall ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 9th overall 13th overall⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 7th overall
Justus Terry composite recruiting rankings as of March 24, 2024

Manchester High School defensive tackle Justus Perry, a consensus top-10 recruit in 2025, committed to USC on March 23, 2024. He originally committed to the Georgia Bulldogs in January 2023, but strong recruiting efforts by Trojans’ assistant coach Eric Henderson pulled him to USC. Given Henderson’s track record as an outstanding defensive line coach, it’s easy to see what attracted Terry to the Trojans.

  • Justus Terry stats (MaxPreps): 13 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles in 2023-’24

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Julian Lewis, Pro-Style Quarterback – Carrolton High School (Georgia)

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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 1st overall⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 22nd overall16th overall⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 1st overall
Julian Lewis composite recruiting rankings as of March 24, 2024

Carrolton High School quarterback Julian Lewis, rated as one of the best players in the 2025 recruiting class, committed to USC in August 2024. Lewis, a Georgia native, also received offers from the University of Alabama the University of Florida, Florida State University, the University of Georgia and other top programs. However, the appeal of joining Riley’s offense pulled him to Southern Cal.

  • Julian Lewis stats (MaxPreps): 66.4% completion rate, 3,094 passing yards, 238.0 passing yards per game, 48-2 TD-INT ratio, 140.1 QB rating in 2023-’24

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Isaiah Gibson, Edge Rusher – Warner Robins High School (Georgia)

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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 244th overall⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 24th overall17th overall⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 135th overall
Isaiah Gibson composite recruiting rankings as of March 24, 2024

Warner Robins edge rusher Isaiah Gibson committed to the Trojans on March 24, 2024. A 6-foot-4 pass rusher out of Georgia, Gibson is rated as a top-25 recruit in the nation by and 247 Sports, though ESPN and Rivals are much lower on him. Notably, per 247 Sports, Gibson was clocked at 18.6 MPH at his max speed last season.

  • Isaiah Gibson stats (247 Sports): 55 pressures, 17 sacks in the 2023-’24 season

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Matai Tagoa’i, Safety – San Clemente High School (California)

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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 115th overall⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 113th overall⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 71st overall⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 154th
Matai Tagoa’i composite recruiting rankings as of April 2, 2024

The USC Trojans added their first in-state commitment to the 2025 recruiting class, securing 6-foot-4 defender Matai Tagoa’i out of Sam Clemente High School. Listed as a linebacker/safety hybrid, Tagoa’i is likely to play off-ball linebacker at the next level. He picked USC over scholarship offers from elite Power 5 programs like the Texas Longhorns, Alabama Crimson Tide and Washington Huskies.

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Hylton Stubbs, Safety – Mandarin High School (Florida)

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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 41st overall⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 67th overall⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 113th overall
Hylton Stubbs composite recruiting rankings as of March 25, 2024

The Trojans might’ve had one of their best days in recent memory on the recruiting trail on Sunday, March 24. USC secured commitments from Gibson, Terry and four-star safety Hylton Stubbs. The 6-foot-1 defensive back out of Florida had offers from Miami (FL), Florida State and the Florida Gators. However, great work in recruiting by D’Anton Lynn and Doug Belk helped secure the commitment of one of the top safeties in the 2025 recruiting class.

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Harry Dalton III, Running Back – Dinwiddie County High School (VA)

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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 40th RB⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 40th RB⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 51st ATH⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️ – 21st ATH
Harry Dalto composite recruiting rankings as of April 6, 2024

On April 6, USC picked up another out-of-state commitment for the 2025 recruiting class. Harry Dalton III, a athlete out of Virginia, is rated as a four-star recruit by and ESPN, while receiving three-star grades from and 247 Sports. Despite offers from programs like Alabama and Tennessee, Dalton waited to commit until the Trojans offered him. Just two months after USC made him a scholarship offer, he became the latest commitment to the Trojans’ 2025 class.

  • Harry Dalton stats (MaxPreps): 1,662 passing yards, 16-10 TD-INT, 1,295 rushing yards, 7.4 yards per carry, 27 rushing touchdowns, 7 100-yard games, 1 receiving touchdown

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Gus Cardova, Edge Rusher – Lake Travis High School (Texas)

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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 75th in Texas⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 438th overall⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 589th overallN/R
Gus Cardova composite recruiting rankings as of March 30, 2024

Lake Travis High School defensive end Gus Cardova might prove to be one of the hidden gems of the 2025 recruiting class. Ranked as a three-star recruit and unranked by ESPN, the 6-foot-5 edge rusher boasts 40 scholarship offers, per 247 Sports, including from multiple SEC programs (Tennessee, Texas, LSU) and some of the Trojans’ Big Ten competition (Michigan, Oregon and Washington).

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Riley Wormley, Running Back – Southlake Carroll High School (Texas)

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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 31st RB ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 32nd RB⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 506th overallN/A
Riley Wormley composite recruiting rankings as of March 31, 2024

The USC Trojans picked up their first running back commitment of the 2025 recruiting class. Riley Wormley, a 5-foot-9 back out of Texas, committed to USC on March 31. Rated as the 39th-best running back in the class, Wormley averaged 10.6 yards per carry in his junior season and recorded 19 touchdowns in 10 games. He also turned 9 receptions into 123 receiving yards. Wormley also had offers from Oklahoma State, Arkansas, TCU, Baylor and Arizona State, per 247 Sports.

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Trestin Castro, Cornerback – Upland High School (California)

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N/R⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 61st cornerback ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ – 34th CB N/A
Trestin Castro composite recruiting rankings as of April 2, 2024

In the span of 24 hours, the USC Trojans football commits 2025 added a pair of in-state talents. Upland High School cornerback Trestin Castro became the latest commit. Offered by the likes of the Washington Huskies, Utah Utes and Minnesota Gophers, Castro chose to stay close to home. While he’s unranked by ESPN and Rivals, and 247 Sports both see him as one of the best defensive backs in California.

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USC Trojans team recruiting rankings

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4th (1472 points)3rd (94.299 score)4th (218.71 points)
College football team rankings updated as of April 15, 2024

USC Trojans recruiting FAQ

USC Trojans recruiting class 2025
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Here is a quick rundown of answers to the most commonly asked questions about the USC Trojans recruiting class in 2025. We’ll provide updates through Signing Day.

Who are the incoming recruits for USC football?

Currently, 12 players have committed to the Trojans’ 2025 recruiting class. They are five-star defensive tackle Justus Terry, five-star quarterback Julian Lewis, four-star safety Matai Tagoa’i, four-star safety Hylton Stubbs, four-star edge rusher Isaiah Gibson, four-star running back Daune Morris, three-star athlete Harry Dalton III, three-star cornerback Trestin Castro, three-star running back Riley Wormley, three-star offensive lineman Willi Wascher, three-star athlete Romero Ison and three-star edge rusher Gus Cardova.

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What rank is USC recruiting class 2025?

The USC Trojans recruiting class of 2025 is ranked 4th by 247 Sports, 4th by Rivals, and 3rd by

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What 5-star QB committed to USC?

Five-star quarterback Julian Lewis committed to USC on Aug. 22, 2023. Lewis is one of the best quarterbacks in the 2025 recruiting class.

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