National signing day: USC gets linebacker Uchenna Nwosu

USC moved to improve depth in its linebacker corps Wednesday by signing Harbor City Narbonne's Uchenna Nwosu to a national letter of intent.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Nwosu was described as a "a really late bloomer" by Trojans Coach Steve Sarkisian.

"He has a great upside and the length we are looking for at linebacker," Sarkisian told USC's website.

Nwosu joins a linebacker corps that includes Hayes Pullard, Lamar Dawson, Anthony Sarao, Michael Hutchings, Quinton Powell and Scott Starr.

Nwosu also played safety in high school. USC assistant Tee Martin compared Nwosu to Dion Bailey, a safety in high school who started for USC at linebacker and safety.

"We felt like having a linebacker who was a former safety similar to like a Dion Bailey-type position, that he could come in and stay on the field for us," Martin said on the school's website.


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