USC Football: 5-Star Recruit Su'a Cravens Verbally Commits to Trojans

Brandon WilliamsContributor IIIJune 6, 2012

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The USC Trojans continue to bolster their early commitment list for the 2013 class by adding 5-Star safety Su’a Cravens, according to Greg Biggins of

Cravens, who chose the Trojans over Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and many more, is a big-time athlete with the ability to play safety, linebacker, running back or wide receiver.

He excels no matter where he lines up; though he could become one of the best safeties in the nation at the collegiate level should he stay on the defensive side of the ball.

Standing at 6’1”, 205 lbs., Cravens already has the build for a collegiate safety and will only continue to grow.

His body control and instincts on the field are extremely impressive to go along with his great blitzing which helped him net 11 sacks as a junior.

He also compiled three interceptions, six pass breakups, four forced fumbles and 100 tackles on the defensive side of the ball. He accomplished all that while adding four receiving and 15 rushing touchdowns for the offense.

It’s not every day you see a recruit with the power to play linebacker and the speed to play wide receiver, but that is exactly what the Trojans are getting with Cravens.

One of the top recruits in the nation, Cravens has offers from many of the major colleges in the nation including Alabama, Oregon and Notre Dame, but on Wednesday, he chose the Trojans.

For the Trojans, this commitment is huge with the team set to lose T.J. McDonald, Drew McAllister and Jawanza Starling after the 2012 season.

Should Cravens stick to his commitment and sign his letter of intent to attend USC, he has the opportunity to make an immediate impact for the Trojans. Not just because of the players leaving, but because of Cravens’ ability on the football field and his great skill level at multiple positions.

Cravens becomes the Trojans’ eighth commitment for the 2013 class and the fifth 5-star rated recruit in a class featuring quarterback Max Browne, defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow and running backs Ty Isaac and Justin Davis.

Cravens’ commitment could also be a big draw to others out there holding USC offers.

With all the recruits committed to the Trojans, this has all the makings to be a very special class in 2013.