National signing day in 2023 was expected to provide some movement from the top teams in the country. However, it started off with a stunning decision.
Walker Lyons, one of the top-ranked tight ends in the class, announced he is committing to the USC Trojans. He posted a picture on his Twitter page.
The four-star tight end was reportedly choosing between Utah and Georgia as his final two after he initially committed to Stanford, so landing at USC is a massive surprise for many across the country.
The Folsom High School star was impressed by how hard Lincoln Riley recruited him (h/t Hayes Fawcett of On3).
“Coach Riley recruited me harder than any other coach in the country, he is one of the best minds in college football and I trust him to involve me in the offense and in the pass game,” Lyons said.
Riley’s approach worked, and Lyons will be a USC Trojan as a result.
However, Lyons is set to begin his mission for the LDS in Norway, so he won’t be playing football until 2024. A lot can change from now until then, but we can envision a USC offense with Malachi Nelson, Zachariah Branch, and Makai Lemon with Walker Lyons at tight end. Watch out.
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