Chuma Edoga to USC: Trojans Land 5-Star OT Prospect

Steven CookFeatured Columnist IVApril 21, 2014

Credit: 247Sports

Chuma Edoga gave USC one of its top commitments of the 2015 class when the coveted 5-star offensive tackle announced his decision to join the Trojans Monday evening.

Edoga broke the news via his Twitter account:

The 6'4", 276-pound prospect is rated as the No. 4 offensive tackle and No. 27 overall player in this year's class, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. It's apparent that Edoga, the No. 4-rated player out of the recruiting-rich state of Georgia and a five-star prospect, will make a big impact.

The McEachern High School (Powder Springs, Ga.) standout has been on the radars of the nation's most prominent schools for a long time, and it's not hard to see why. 

With a 4.86 40-yard-dash time, he's impressively quick for a lineman and has time to bulk up to around 300 pounds in the coming years. But with his strength and burst off the snap, he might not even have to get to that weight. 

Georgia, Tennessee and USC all stood out as front-runners for Edoga throughout his process, and he was initially favored to go to the Vols on the 247Sports Crystal Ball, per Kevin Ryan. But the Bulldogs and Trojans made late runs in the process, according to Ryan. 

Edoga narrowed down his final five to USC, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Stanford, per Ryan. 

He initially generated hype for his Monday announcement with the following tweet on Saturday:

Now that he's seemingly settled in with his college choice, Edoga now needs to focus on continuing to develop so that he's ready to make a quick impact for the Trojans. 

His athleticism and agility stand out as his top-rated skill areas. He also grades out as an excellent pass-blocker with room to improve as a run-blocker in time.

USC fans will no doubt be eager to see him play right away, and he might be able to fulfill those wishes considering his raw talent. But Edoga is still a work in progress and needs to make sure he continues putting in the hours to develop into an elite college football player. 


All recruiting information courtesy 247Sports unless otherwise stated.