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USC follows Ohio State in recruiting defensive linemen

Matthews (North Carolina) Trajen Odom, a four-star prospect out of Weddington High School, is in high demand. Odom has narrowed his list of schools to six: USC, Colorado, Ohio State, Oregon, UCLA and Georgia.

The 6-foot-1, 272-pound defensive lineman took an official visit to UCLA in May and heads to Ohio State for his OV this weekend. Oregon (June 14) and USC (June 21) are also in line to get Odom back on campus before officials, and his decision could come right after that.

The North Carolina native is ranked as the nation’s No. 297 prospect and 33rd ranked defensive lineman by the 247Sports Composite Rankings. This is a depth piece that USC and Eric Henderson can certainly use on the defensive line. The Trojans probably don’t have the depth they need for 2024, but they can certainly build it for the future and make sure they aren’t caught short.

247Sports’ Anna Adams registered a crystal ball pick for him to ultimately commit to Ohio State.

As a junior in 2023, Odom finished his season with 54 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 4 sacks and 1 forced fumble in 10 games.

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