In his first recruiting season as the head coach of the USC Trojans after coming over from the Washington Huskies following the 2013 season, Steve Sarkisian received a big-time commitment on Wednesday during the National Signing Day festivities as he grabbed to top guard in the country in Damien Mama.
Mama was a highly-sought after four-star prospect that also fielded offers from the BYU Cougars, Alabama Crimson Tide, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and a host of others.
In front of his friends and family, Mama made the life-changing announcement live on national television on ESPNU.
As far as any early contributions that Mama can make, the opportunity may certainly be there. Whenever a new head coach comes in to take over the reins, no job is really secure and the monster 6-4, 370-pounder should have an opportunity to get on the field early.
This definitely shoots the ranking up for the Trojans and is a good step in the right direction for Sarkisian to getting his offensive gameplan in place.