Christian Westerman is muscular with massive shoulders and chest. He has a few technique issues that can be corrected.
Westerman is a great run blocker who dominates opponents and gets downfield to make blocks on smaller defensive players. He can play multiple line positions because of his body type and athleticism.
He has been a longtime Texas commitment but due to coaching changes he is looking around. Getting Westerman to switch would rank as one of Kiffin's best gets, but he has still competition from Auburn and maybe Oregon.
Instead of redshirting at another school, he could play right away at USC, possibly starting at guard and cross train into the tackle position.
Westerman was scheduled to visit USC on Jan. 14, but he canceled on Jan. 11. There are rumors that he may be no longer interested in USC. He is scheduled to visit Texas on Jan. 21. He visited Auburn on Dec. 17.
But, there may be good news about a top linebacker who is currently committed to Stanford. Anthony Sarao is visiting USC on Jan. 14 and seems very interested.
He said, "I was cool with Harbaugh leaving, because I figured everything would still be straight and Stanford's still a great school. But if the whole coaching staff leaves, things can start to get really ugly there."
USC linebacker coach Joe Barry talked to Sarao, and he spent time with George Farmer and De'Anthony Thomas a the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. "I was interested in what he had to say," Sarao said. "I always thought USC was a really good school. I didn't have a chance to talk to the coaches until I was committed. They have a good mix of academics and athletics and I like the coaches."