USC football is poised to add the No. 1 tight end in the 2023 college football recruiting class in Duce Robinson.
For months, it seemed like Georgia was the favorite for elite tight end Duce Robinson. But USC football has been trending in the right direction.
Around National Signing Day, the Trojans were able to get Robinson to delay his decision. He didn’t decide to make an announcement during the early signing period or on National Signing Day on February 1
Now that we have gotten about six weeks beyond signing day, USC football continues to trend in the right direction, and on Thursday, there were two more crystal ball projections for the Trojans — with one of them coming from Steve Wiltfong, the lead expert for 247 sports.
What Duce Robinson could bring to USC football in 2023
USC football is going to have one of the best offenses in college football next season. Caleb Williams is coming back as the Heisman Trophy winner and Lincoln Riley is an offensive guru.
The Trojans are going to be loaded at wide receiver and running back. The Trojans have a solid group of pass catchers coming back despite the loss of Jordan Addison. USC football also signed two of the top seven wideouts in 2023, so there will be no shortage of weapons.
However, the Trojans will definitely be more talented at tight end if they are able to land Robinson as all the crystal balls are predicting.
Robinson is ranked 17th overall in the 247 sports composite rankings for the 2023 recruiting class and is the No. 1 tight end. He’s also a guy that’s viewed as a potential first-round pick for Major League Baseball.
The 225-pounder has incredible athleticism, as well as tremendous hands. There isn’t anything he can’t do on the football field and 247 sports is already projecting him as a day-two draft pick with a comparison to Darren Waller.
Robinson can play all over the field and there’s no doubt he could make a positive impact for USC football next season, even though he would be a late addition. He’s still got time to sign with the Trojans and right now, it looks like just a matter of time, which could make the USC offense even better than already expected.