USC received the signature of San Mateo Junior College offensive guard Jeremy Galten (6’4”, 290 pounds), as reported by USCFootball.com on Tuesday.
He will enroll Jan. 10 to be eligible for spring football. He was a sophomore All-Conference guard and has three years to play two at USC.
He selected USC over scholarship offers from Arizona, Nevada, Utah State and several other schools. He stopped the recruiting process as soon as he received the USC offer. He can play four of the five positions on the OL.
Chaffey Junior College Linebacker Dallas Kelley also signed his letter of intent and Chaparral High School (Paradise Valley, Arizona) long snapper Peter McBride signed a financial aid agreement with the Trojans; both previously committed to USC.
This is very good news for USC because OL is the area that needs more recruits. The Trojans now have 22 commits and are rated near the top in recruiting.
This brings the Trojans to nine early enrollees and all will be available for spring practice.
He was a two-time (2009-10) All-NorCal Conference first team pick as an offensive guard at San Mateo (Calif.) Junior College.
San Mateo went 10-2 and won the NorCal Conference title in 2009.
He was an offensive and defensive lineman at Hillsdale High in San Mateo (Calif.).
His 2010 honors included All-Central West Conference first team as a sophomore linebacker at Chaffey Junior College in Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.).
He had a team-best 82 tackles, including 13.5 for losses (with four sacks), plus two forced fumbles, one interception, one blocked kick and one deflection in 2010.
As a freshman in 2009, he had a team-best 74 tackles, including 9.5 for losses (with 3.5 sacks) and four deflections.
He prepped at Norco (Calif.) High, where as a 2007 senior he won All-CIF Inland Division honors while getting 100 tackles, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.
He helped Norco to a pair of CIF Inland Division titles.
His 2010 honors included 5A Desert Valley All-Region first team as a long snapper and defensive lineman at Chaparral High in Paradise Valley (Ariz.).
Chaparral won the 2010 5A Division II state championship.