Andy Enfield and the USC Trojans got a superstar in Kevin Porter Jr this year. Was a former top-25 recruit but didn’t have a crazy 2018 recruiting class surrounding him.
The 2019 class though? that’s a whole different story.
Mid-2018, Andy Enfield and the Trojans decided to hire Eric Mobley as an assistant coach, and that worked wonders for both sides. Mobley is the father of top-2020 prospect Evan Mobley and top-15 recruit of the 2019 class in Isaiah Mobley. But so far Eric and Enfield have only been able to get one of the two Mobley brothers and that was Isaiah.
Isaiah Mobley has been playing real well over the past few month. This summer he was the glue guy for the top-team on the Adidas Circuit, the Compton Magic. His current ranks range anywhere from 10-20 but I expect that to rise as the year goes on.
With [Isaiah] Mobley hopping on board you can almost guarantee that it helped land his front court partner Onyeka Okongwu. The two top-20 recruits played together for the Compton Magic, once USC got both Mobley’s it was almost a guarantee they’d get Double-O as well.
Next up is Santa Margarita forward Max Agbonkpolo. He’s definitely improved vastly his senior year. Took a major leap in rankings throughout his junior year and saw himself pick up several high major offers really quickly.
USC then proceeded to offer Agbonkpolo after he and his teammate, now UCLA signee, Jake Kyman went off in front of Enfield. He would then unofficially visit campus and fell in love right away, he than announced his commitment to USC which in the future he could be a hidden gem for the Trojans.
Now, the former Georgia (kinda) commit. Kyle Sturdivant was originally committed one night to Georgia but then told media that all reports that surfaced of his commitment were false. Months later after taking an official visit to USC he decided that’s where he belonged and committed on his visit.
Sturdivant is real talented and should see his rankings rise as the season flows on.
Finally, the two-sport athlete, Drake London. Besides being a top-100 basketball prospect, London is also one of the top prospects in the entire country for Football. Unlike all his other 2019 peers, he didn’t sign his LOI during the early signing period. With Football the recruiting process is completely different from hoops. He could flip his commitment and sign with another team, could get visits from other schools, etc. As of now he’s committed to USC but like the other football recruits that could obviously change.