This Just In: Former Cal Football Commit Amos Talalele flips to USC
Recruiting isn't easy
Welp….welcome to the new reality of a reinvigorated University of Southern California football program. Head Coach Lincoln Riley has been poaching all sorts of talent through the transfer portal (Austin Jones, Travis Dye, Brenden Rice, and Mekhi Blackmon) just from the Pac 12 alone and now he’s hitting the high school recruiting trail with a vengeance.
A few weeks ago Amos Talalele from Santa Clara, California had committed to the California Golden Bears. Talalele is a defensive lineman recruit and has now flipped his commitment to the USC Trojans. This is never something you want to see but clearly the reignited push by the Trojans gave Talalele enough of a reason to flip in a self described “hardest decision I’ve ever had to make”. Cal will need to refocus their attention to lineman recruits on both sides of the ball, and especially so since someone from the Bay Area was taken in the process. He’s currently listed as a 3 star composite prospect on 24/7 sports for the Class of 2023 and looks to build his stock further, which may attract bigger programs in his future.