Trojans Beef Up O-Line, No. 1 Center of Class of 2018 Headed To USC
On Tuesday, the nation's top center of the class of 2018, Justin Dedich of Chaparral High School out of Temecula, California, announced that he has decided to commit to the USC Trojans. Dedich, who was highly sought after including just about every school in the Pac-12 along with looks from a few BigXII and SEC programs, told 247 Sports that the rebound of the Trojans and the school's closeness to home coupled with how comfortable he felt with Trojan's head coach, Clay Helton, made his decision one he felt good about. "I feel the best fit for me is the University of Southern California," Dedich announced via Twitter on Tuesday. Dedich also told 247 Sports that he felt like he "fit in with the program, Coach Calloway and Coach Helton," adding, "I like the size of the school and the closeness to home." At 6'2" and 185 pounds, Dedich is said to provide versatility upfront along with physicality and mobility and "has all the intangibles and makeup you're looking for in a leader on the offensive line," according to Greg Biggins of Scout.