USC Trojans Eye Top 100 Junior Wide Receiver Prospect for 2023

Lincoln Riley's USC Trojans target rising star Talyn Taylor for their 2023 lineup

In the world of college football, the USC Trojans are making waves once again. Behind the stellar performance of their Heisman Trophy winner, Caleb Williams, the Trojans have sprinted to a remarkable 3-0 start in 2023. However, Coach Lincoln Riley and his dedicated staff are not content to rest on their laurels. They have set their sights on the future, particularly by coordinating a visit with an impressive junior wide receiver prospect.

While the Trojans have already secured commitments from two rising seniors, their recruiting efforts extend to the junior class, showcasing their dedication to building a powerhouse team for the years to come.

Hailing from Geneva, Illinois, the talented junior, Talyn Taylor, is slated to make his way to the USC campus for an official visit. As of now, the exact weekend for this visit remains undetermined, as reported by Marshall Levenson of

According to On3’s Industry Ranking, the 6’1″ and 165-pound wide receiver has earned the distinction of being the 12th-best player in his position among junior high school athletes and ranks as the 71st best player nationally.

During the summer, USC extended an offer to Taylor, but he is far from short on options, holding a total of 21 offers. Among these offers, Big Ten rivals such as Iowa, Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame are considered strong contenders to secure his talents.

Taylor’s performance on the field in his current season is nothing short of exceptional. In just four games, he has managed to secure an impressive 19 receptions, accumulating a total of 358 yards, and has found the end zone four times with his remarkable touchdowns.

As USC’s Coach Riley and his team continue to cast their net wide in the recruitment process, Talyn Taylor’s visit looms as a significant opportunity to secure a bright talent for the Trojans’ future. Stay tuned for more updates as USC aims to strengthen its roster and maintain its stellar performance in the seasons to come.

“While others received more targets over the course of the week, Tayln Taylor made his opportunities count and flashed high-end talent. In an event loaded with top 2025 receivers, Taylor looked to be among the best of the group,” On3 Assistant Recruiting and Scouting Director Cody Bellaire said in his official evalution. The Geneva (Ill.) Geneva Community product is a fluid, natural mover with a high level of coordination. Taylor had an outstanding toe-tapping touchdown grab on Sunday and found the end zone earlier, showing nice route-running ability and spatial awareness.”

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