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Scout's Take: Rasheem Green to USC Trojans

Rasheem Green has the strength and athleticism of USC's Leonard Williams. ESPN, Icon Sportswire

Defensive tackle Rasheem Green joined high school teammate John Houston Jr. in committing to USC on Wednesday, giving the Trojans two important pieces on defense. The No. 41 overall prospect and No. 8 defensive tackle narrowed his sizable list of scholarship offers down to a final four of Arizona State, Miami, Oregon and USC before settling on the Trojans.

“I just felt like USC was the best fit for me, feel like USC is on the rise and I can have a big impact there. It was the best school for me,” Green said.

Commitment impact: USC needed plenty of help along the defensive line in this class and it’s headed to Heritage Hall in spades. Green makes the third ESPN 300 defensive tackle to join this USC class, along with Jacob Daniel and Noah Jefferson. The commitment also stops a run for USC’s crosstown rival, as UCLA had secured California’s top defensive tackle prospects each of the past three years, with Ellis McCarthy, Eddie Vanderdoes and Ainuu Taua all heading to Westwood. Green was a priority target for the Bruins early in the process but eventually backed off.

What he brings: