USC picks up offensive lineman commit

Four-star offensive lineman Cyrus Hobbi (Scottsdale, Ariz.), the nation’s top guard prospect according to ESPN, announced his commitment to USC during a Friday afternoon press conference held at Saguargo High School and televised regionally on Fox Sports Arizona.

Hobbi had been deliberating between the Trojans and Arizona State and UCLA.

“I’ll be attending the University of Southern California,” Hobbi said in a story published on “It was a very difficult decision with all of the schools I had to choose from.”

“I was very impressed with all of the coaches and I had a great time meeting everybody, but at the end of the day going out there to USC, I knew it was the place for me. Walking out to the Coliseum and seeing all of these great, great players I’m going to be playing with soon with the recruiting class they’re going to be getting … we’re going to be good in the next couple of years.

“We’re going to start winning games. I’m very confident and very excited in my decision to go to USC.”

With holes on the offensive line stemming from the departures of starters Kristofer O’Dowd, Butch Lewis and Tyron Smith, Hobbi is expected to compete for a starting spot immediately.

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  1. Ryan
    Ryan says:

    I guess I’m wrong but I always thought the school newspaper, being part of the school, was not allowed to comment on recruits that have not yet signed with the school. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

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