USC lands longed for QB for 2026 recruiting class
Billy Tucker Close Billy Tucker Scouts, Football Recruiting – Hiring organizer for ESPN RecruitingNation. – Almost a years of college training experience. – Has been evaluating potential customers at ESPN because 2006.
Tom VanHaaren Close Tom VanHaaren ESPN Personnel Writer ESPN personnel author Signed up with ESPN in 2011 Graduated from Central Michigan Aug 22
, 2023, 10:32 AM ET USC and
- Lincoln Riley added
- yet another skilled high school quarterback on Tuesday, when 2026 signal-caller Julian Lewis dedicated to the Trojans.The 6-foot-1
, 195-pound sophomore at Carrollton High School in Georgia is currently considered one of the best quarterbacks in his class. He had a ton of major offers, including Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State and plenty of others.As a freshman, Lewis tossed for 4,118 yards, 48 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and is now committed to bet a high-powered offense under Riley.”The opportunity to play for Coach Riley is special, “Lewis told ESPN. “His performance history with quarterbacks promotes itself. Their strength program, the academics and Los Angeles together make it a great fit for me and my future.” Editor’s Picks 2 Related Lewis hasn’t yet been ranked yet by ESPN’s scouts, however he has stood apart from the rest of the signal-callers in his class.He is the first dedication in the 2026 class for the Trojans, however he’s
adding to the long list of leading quarterback recruits for Riley and his personnel. Riley has the existing Heisman winner, Caleb Williams on the lineup and signed the No. 1 quarterback in the 2023 class in Malachi Nelson.”The chance to play for Lincoln Riley was something that he could not skip, “Lewis’father, TC Lewis, informed ESPN. “We’ve picked development over whatever else. … If you want to be the very best at that level, who better to bet? “At Oklahoma, Riley didn’t hire a quarterback in every class and strategically spaced out when he signed his top employees at the position. He doesn’t yet have actually a quarterback devoted for the 2024 or 2025 class, but adding Lewis in 2026 offers him an opportunity to tactically add a quarterback in front of him
through a high school prospect or through the portal.ESPN’s Pete Thamel contributed to this report.