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USC lands four-star QB Miller Moss

Field Level Media
03 Jun 2020, 06:55 GMT+10

Four-star quarterback Miller Moss committed to USC over LSU, Alabama and UCLA.

Moss participated in the prestigious Elite 11 quarterback camp and the Mission Hills (Calif.) product said he's always envisioned playing for the Trojans.

"There were a ton of reasons why I chose USC," Moss said in his announcement. "I've mentioned it before, but that's the school I've always wanted to go to. It wasn't an emotional decision, trust me it was well thought out, but end of the day, when I thought about the school I could picture myself at, putting on that jersey and running out of the tunnel, it was always USC.

"Growing up, that was my school. I think every player who grew up in the Pete Carroll era wanted to play for USC. Mark Sanchez was the first USC quarterback I really remember watching but there were so many of them and then going back and seeing the legacy of quarterbacks the school has produced, it's pretty amazing. Every quarterback since Carson Palmer has been drafted -- that's a 20-year run -- and I'm really excited about the opportunity to continue that."

With Bryce Young committed to Alabama and Jake Garcia headed for USC -- he gave his commitment in September 2019 -- there was some doubt whether Moss could hold out and commit later to a program not on his priority list.

But even with Garcia present, Moss said he heard early and often from offensive coordinator Graham Harrell and coach Clay Helton, which pushed him to stick with USC.

Garcia and Moss are top-40 recruits, with Moss coming off of a season in which he threw for more than 3,000 yards and 28 touchdowns in 12 games.

--Field Level Media

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