Ja’Kobi Lane signs with USC football, 4-star receiver adds to Trojans deep wideout class
As a senior at Red Mountain High School (Arizona), the 4-star prospect caught 65 passes for 823 yards and 11 touchdowns
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After not signing with USC during the early signing period, Red Mountain High School (Arizona) wideout Ja’Kobi Lane made it official with the Trojans on Wednesday.
Lane has been committed to USC since August, but there were rumblings he’d sign with Oregon leading up to National Signing Day.
At 6-foot-4, Lane will instantly become the tallest receiver on USC’s roster. As a senior at Red Mountain, the 4-star prospect caught 65 passes for 823 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Here’s what 247Sports had to say about Lane in its scouting report:
Tall, slim and lanky prospect with high-major length potential and physical upside. Long striding receiver with ridiculous high-point ability. Flashes elite aerial skills to go up for the football in tight situations. Shows remarkable body control and flexibility. A major force near the goal line where he can sky over defenders for possession. Deceptively quick off the line of scrimmage given his frame composition and seemingly glides through space as a route runner. Very good hands, oftentimes making flashy, highlight-reel catches. Could continue to improve straight-line speed and needs to add physical component. Potential multi-year starter at elite Power Five level with very good chance to garner NFL Draft attention.
247Sports.com’s composite ranks Lane as the No. 392 prospect nationally and the 58th receiver in the 2023 class.
Lane joins a USC class loaded with talent at wideout — 5-star receiver Zachariah Branch and 4-star wide out Makai Lemon signed with the Trojans in December. The other scholarship receivers on USC’s roster for 2023 will include Brenden Rice, Kyron Hudson, Mario Williams, Tahj Washington, Michael Jackson III, Dorian Singer and John Jackson III.