USC Trojans beat out Oregon, Texas A&M to land commitment from 4-star OL Micah Banuelos
USC beat out Oregon and Texas A&M for its latest commitment, 4-star OL Micah Banuelos. Last month, a pair of 247Sports recruiting experts logged Crystal Ball predictions for Banuelos to pledge to the Ducks, but the Trojans landed the verbal commitment.
The blue-chip recruit out of Burien, Washington made the announcement on 247Sports’ YouTube channel.
#BREAKING: 4⭐️ IOL Micah Bañuelos has committed to Lincoln Riley and @USC_FB ✌️
Bañuelos is the No. 13 IOL in the country in 247Sports’ 2023 rankings. @ThePeristyle x @BrandonHuffman pic.twitter.com/6OyLC3jSr6
— 247Sports (@247Sports) July 25, 2022
Banuelos, a Kennedy Catholic standout, is listed at over 6-2, 290 pounds. He’s rated 4-stars, the No. 4 Washington product and No. 13 interior offensive lineman in the class of 2023 by 247Sports. Banuelos also has scholarship offers from Cal, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State.
Banuelos is familiar with USC after multiple trips south to check out campus in Los Angeles.
Had a great time down in LA ✌🏾!!! @Coach_Henson @LincolnRiley @zcrabs @CoachVandermade #FightOn #TrojanNation #USC pic.twitter.com/gF0ZCg5Y8r
— Micah_Banuelos (@MicahBanuelos23) January 16, 2022
USC this week !!! #FightOn ✌️. @BrandonHuffman @LincolnRiley @TFordFSP @RealMG96 @Coach_Henson @RylandSpencer pic.twitter.com/iPLvqIIel4
— Micah_Banuelos (@MicahBanuelos23) June 16, 2022
Banuelos plans to play in the Under Armour All-America postseason all-star game.
Happy and Blessed to announce I’ll be committing to the Under Armour All-American Game. @BrandonHuffman @TFordFSP @CoachCross2 @RealMG96 @Murdock_02 @DemetricDWarren pic.twitter.com/2w5aHo7IPM
— Micah_Banuelos (@MicahBanuelos23) June 28, 2022
Southern Cal now has 13 commitments in the 2023 recruiting class with Banuelos on board. Banuelos’ highlights from 2021 can be viewed below, via Hudl: