USC is famous for having big, strong and dominating wide receivers in their rich history from Keyshawn Johnson to Mike Williams to Dwayne Jarrett. One player that fits that profile and is on the radar of the Trojans is Dallis Todd (La Mirada, Ca. La Mirada), whose legend on the recruiting trail is getting as big as his 6-5, 210-pound body.
Todd is a four-star prospect that currently holds scholarship offers from approximately 20 schools including premier programs like Texas A&M, Florida, Clemson and Ohio State, but the program that is about a half hour away from his high school has yet to formally offer.
Wide receivers coach Tee Martin is heading up the recruiting of Todd, but according to Todd’s high school coach Jim Phillips the Trojans are taking a slow approach and haven’t been as aggressive in the pursuit of Todd as others.
So what’s the hold up?
By all accounts Todd fared well at USC’s junior day on Feb. 24. His high school teammate, Tyler Luatua is a Trojans target and he has the size and skill-set that many other USC receivers have had in the past. He is coming off a season where he caught 72 balls for 1,041 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Maybe they’re just continuing to do their homework and study Todd as much as they can after he reclassified from the class of 2013 into the 2014 class. But what else do they need to find out about a player in their own backyard? The last thing Lane Kiffin needs is to lose out on another top recruit after this winter when a number of recruits decommitted.
If the Trojans wait any longer in extending an offer to Todd they risk falling behind the other aforementioned schools in the chase for the big receiver who would look as good in a Trojans uniform as Johnson, Williams and Jarrett did before him. He looks the part of a Trojans receiver so don’t delay any longer and give Todd a scholarship.