A USC coach said he and his staff are in the process of bringing in a recruiter for quarterback Andrew Shippen, according to 247Sports.
Shippen had committed to Oregon earlier this month and USC coach Clay Helton had said earlier in the week that he’d be taking Shippan with the first overall pick.
“We’ve got two guys that are going to be on the board this year, both of them are high-end players, both are in-line for our offense,” Helton told reporters Thursday.
The Trojans are currently ranked No. 6 in 247Sports’ Composite rankings.
Shippens recruitment was first reported by The News-Press and confirmed by 247Sports on Friday morning.
After a long-running recruiting war between USC and Oregon, Shippin, a junior, is expected to go with the Ducks.
USC also has a strong quarterback situation, with Treon Harris and Jake Locker leading the way.
Shoppe’s offense could get a boost from Shippins offensive skill set.
Oregon’s Jake Lockser is a big-play threat with the speed and ability to go up in the air and catch the ball.
USC’s Andrew Shipton is an outside hitter with the ability to hit the hole and find open receivers.
This isn’t the first time USC has brought in a recruit in-the-hole.
USC had been targeting Ohio State quarterback Trace McSorley and Texas Tech quarterback Josh Rosen, both quarterbacks in the top-10 of the 247Sports Composite.
But USC’s offer to Shipp, who has already signed with Oregon, didn’t include the need for a quarterback.
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