USC’s Future Star Quarterback: Julian Lewis’ Path to the Trojans

Julian Lewis, USC's future star quarterback, is making waves with his sophomore season performance, but NIL restrictions in Georgia have him considering a move to the Golden State.

In a remarkable sophomore season that has already caught the attention of football enthusiasts, Julian Lewis, USC’s future quarterback, is showcasing his exceptional talent. Lewis, widely recognized as one of the most promising sophomore quarterbacks in the nation, possesses an arm talent that defies his years. His freshman campaign in Georgia was nothing short of extraordinary, as he threw for 4,118 yards and an astounding 48 touchdowns, cementing his place in Georgia prep history.

However, it’s his latest performance that has fans and recruiters buzzing. According to 247 Sports, Lewis has thrown an impressive 24 touchdowns without a single interception. Just this past weekend, he put up a remarkable display by amassing 455 yards through the air and tossing six touchdowns.

Key Takeaways:

  • Julian Lewis, USC’s future quarterback, has already established himself as a standout talent in his sophomore season.
  • Georgia’s NIL restrictions for high school athletes have left Lewis exploring options for a transfer.
  • Lewis is eyeing California as a potential destination due to its favorable NIL laws and thriving media market.

While Lewis’s potential for Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) deals is immense, he faces a roadblock in his home state of Georgia, where current law prohibits high school athletes from capitalizing on NIL opportunities. Many high school quarterbacks facing similar restrictions often consider transferring to states that permit NIL deals. However, Julian Lewis has a different perspective, as reported by He is not actively seeking a transfer to a state that allows NIL participation.

A move to a Southern California school, conveniently close to his future USC campus, could offer Lewis a solution that benefits both his football career and NIL prospects. California was at the forefront of allowing high school athletes to leverage their NIL, and Los Angeles provides a massive media market. This combination makes it an attractive option for Lewis to consider.

Looking ahead, USC’s quarterback room presents an intriguing opportunity for Lewis. According to 247 Sports, USC has extended a scholarship offer to only one other quarterback beyond the 2025 class. With the unpredictability of the transfer portal, it’s challenging to forecast the quarterback landscape in three years when Lewis is set to join. Currently, Miller Moss, a redshirt sophomore, and Malachi Nelson, a freshman, are the primary contenders once Caleb Williams declares for the NFL draft. Neither Moss nor Nelson, despite their high recruit status, has seen significant playing time during their college careers.

Across town at UCLA, true freshman QB Dante Moore has already started several games for the Bruins, drawing parallels to Lewis’s potential impact. As Julian Lewis’s journey unfolds, the recruiting division of will continue to provide Trojans fans with comprehensive updates on his path to becoming USC’s next star quarterback.

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Gary Lee

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