4-Star PF Prospect Isaiah Mobley Commits to USC over Stanford, UCLA, More

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 18, 2018

Source: 247Sports

USC has scored a huge win in the 2019 recruiting race with power forward Isaiah Mobley committing to the Trojans on Friday.

Mobley explained that his father, USC assistant coach Eric Mobley, played a role in his decision. 

"USC, it was a good fit," he told Evan Daniels of 247Sports. "Obviously my dad has a lot of influence. It wasn’t just that, though. I like the school and I like their play style. I like how they develop their players."

Mobley is a 4-star prospect, No. 6 power forward and No. 31 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class, per 247Sports

He also praised USC head coach Andy Enfield's ability to develop young talent on his roster when picking the school as his new basketball home. 

"I like how coach developed Chimezie [Metu's] and Bennie [Boatwright's] games and their style of play," Mobley said. "How he gets everyone to play together, everybody gets touches. They’ve been having successful seasons."

USC hired Eric Mobley in March after Tony Bland was fired following his September arrest for his connection to the FBI investigation into bribery and corruption in college basketball. 

Isaiah, who is currently attending Rancho Christian School in California, also had offers from other Pac-12 schools, including Stanford, Arizona State and UCLA. 

Despite missing the NCAA tournament last year, USC is a program on the rise in the Pac-12. It has won at least 21 games in each of the past three seasons, tied for the longest such streak in school history. 

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