USC’s safety was once dealt a abstract this week with the account which blitz bend Romello Height’s time has been potentially cut short.
Height re-injured his accept adjoin Stanford in Week 2 afterwards ambidextrous with the affair all through training camp. After Height absent Week 3’s win over Fresno State, arch drillmaster Lincoln Riley answered Thursday which Height had a action on the accept and would acceptable absence the blow of the 2022 season.
Height transferred from Auburn above-mentioned to bounce practices and anon caked himself as the accomplished blitz bend for the Trojans. He began the first two amateur of the season, about larboard in the first division of the Stanford bold after accepting recorded any statistics for the year.
The accident of Height is account hardly by the emergence of Wyoming alteration Solomon Byrd, who recorded two sacks adjoin Stanford and had a strip-sack adjoin Fresno State.
While Byrd is accepted to begin at blitz edge, Height’s harm will also delivery an befalling for green Korey Foreman to get further snaps. The ancient baddest recruit has yet to have a accurate blemish moment as a Trojan, about will have further affairs now.
“Korey’s convalescent and does a lot of really acceptable things and I anticipate he’ll get further consistent,” Riley said.
Riley also batten about how the apprenticeship agents developed further abyss at the position as Height and Foreman dealt with injuries in abatement camp. Redshirt chief Solomon Tuliaupupu, who battled by injuries for abundant of his first four seasons at USC, is an advantage afterwards recording two tackles adjoin Stanford and a half-sack in the time opener adjoin Rice.
And Riley didn’t guideline out the achievability of application anytime acuteness with the position if the choose arises.
“That’s area accepting a artistic arresting agents is important. Because sometimes while you lose guys, you’ve got to anticipate alfresco the box,” Riley said. “So we’ll abide to appraise the roster, get guys in the best position. If we gotta adjust, we’ll adjust.”
Trojans aces up a commit
Ontario Colony arresting lineman Deijon Laffitte alien his charge to USC on Twitter on Thursday.
A three-star anticipation in accordance to 247Sports.com’s blended rankings, Laffitte is a 6-foot-3, 285-pound lineman. He also captivated offers from Boise State and Arizona.
Laffitte is the 18th affiliate of USC’s 2023 recruiting class, which currently ranks 14th nationally, in accordance to 247Sports.com. He is the fourth arresting lineman in the aggregation and the 2nd to accomplish in the aftermost week, abutting St. Frances Academy (Mary.) lineman Sam Greene.