USC recruiting: Tight end targets in the 2016 class

USC is expected to sign two to three tight ends in the 2016 recruiting class.

At least seven players have been offered: Devin Asiasi, Cary Angeline, Naseir Upshur, Isaac Nauta, Thaddeus Moss, Nick Eubanks and Isaac Garcia.


The 6-foot, 265-pound Asiasi caught 16 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns during the 2014 season at Concord De La Salle High.

Asiasi will visit USC in July and also could visit UCLA, he said, adding that he would likely make a signing day decision.


Angeline, 6-foot-7 and 230 pounds, caught 67 passes for 1,031 yards and ten touchdowns last season at Downingtown East in Exton, Penn.

Angeline said he has not narrowed his list of more than 20 offers.

Upshur, 6-foot-3 and 227 pounds, is from Philadelphia and attends Imhotep Institute Charter School.

Upshur has a list of top-15 schools which include Alabama, Michigan, USC and Oregon, among others. He said would try to make unofficial visits to USC, Florida State, South Carolina and Wisconsin this summer.


Moss, from Victory Christian Center School in North Carolina, is the son of former NFL receiver Randy Moss. The 6-feet-4, 235-pound Moss has more than 20 offers.

Eubanks, from American Heritage in Plantation, Fla., has more than 10 offers.

Nauta, 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, enrolled at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. for the 2015 season and has committed to Florida State.

Garcia committed to USC in September, but withdrew his commitment earlier this month.

Here's a look at the 2016 players who have committed to USC:

Player, position, high school

Matt Fink, QB, Glendora

Velus Jones, WR, Saraland (Ala.)


Josh Imatorbhebhe, WR, Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett

Melquise Stovall, RB, Lancaster Paraclete

Frank Martin, OL, Santa Ana Mater Dei

Nathan Smith, OL, Mesa

Daelin Hayes, LB, Ann Arbor (Michigan) Skyline

Mique Juarez, LB, North Torrance

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