Glendora High's Damon Johnson commits to USC

Glendora High's Damon Johnson commits to USC
USC Coach Clay Helton watches his team during warmups before the Pac-12 Championship game against Stanford at Levi's Stadium on Dec. 5. (Jason O. Watson / Getty Images)

Damon Johnson, a long snapper from Glendora High, announced his commitment to USC's 2016 recruiting class Tuesday.

"After my home visit with coach Baxter, I will be committing to USC!! Thank you to all who helped me along the way," Johnson wrote on Twitter.


Johnson was the high school teammate of quarterback Matt Fink, who has enrolled at USC for the spring semester.

Johnson will not count toward USC's 2016 scholarship allotment, as he joins the team as a walk-on, according to Rubio Long Snapping.

Clay Helton announced that he hired special teams coordinator John Baxter earlier this month.

Baxter coached at USC for four seasons before he was not retained by former coach Steve Sarkisian. Baxter spent last season as special teams coach at Michigan.

Johnson committed to West Virginia in October but decommitted in mid-January.

Here's a look at USC's 2016 commitments:

Player, position, high school

Matt Fink, QB, Glendora

Velus Jones, WR, Saraland (Ala.)

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

Michael Pittman, WR/DB, Westlake Village Oaks Christian

Trevon Sidney, WR, La Puente Bishop Amat

Tyler Vaughns, WR, La Puente Bishop Amat

Cary Angeline, TE, Exton (Penn.) Downingtown East


Frank Martin, OL, Santa Ana Mater Dei

Nathan Smith, OL, Mesa

Liam Jimmons, DL, Huntington Beach

Keyshon Camp, DL, Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson Senior

Oluwole Betiku, DL, Gardena Serra

Jordan Iosefa, LB, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis School

C.J. Pollard, DB, Gardena Serra

Damon Johnson, LS, Glendora

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