Over the years, the USC Trojans have seemingly had a revolving door of blue-chip quarterbacks come through the school. Matt Fink will be the next in line after committing to head coach Steve Sarkisian's team.
He confirmed the news on Twitter:
According to 247Sports' composite rankings, Fink is the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback and No. 223 player overall in the 2016 recruiting class. His decision to play at USC doesn't come as a major surprise. 247Sports' crystal ball predictions had the Trojans listed as an 83 percent favorite.
Fink spoke in March about why USC would be such a good fit, per Gerard Martinez of USCFootball.com:
For one, [USC] is in Southern California. That's a major factor because it's close and I love California and don't want to leave California.
I also like Coach [Clay] Helton [USC's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach] and have developed a good relationship with him. I also got a chance to sit down with [current USC quarterback] Cody Kessler, and he gave me some great advice on recruiting. He also gave me insight on USC and why he loves the school so much.
Aram Tolegian of the Pasadena Star-News thinks Fink is one of the more underrated QBs in the 2016 class:
Sarkisian will certainly have a hard time finding playing time for all of his quarterbacks. Ricky Town, the No. 6 pro-style QB in the class of 2015, will be a freshman this year, while Max Browne and Jalen Greene are also waiting in the wings.
Clearly, the Trojans shouldn't need to worry about the potential lack of a talented signal-caller for the next four-plus years.