USC fortifies tight end spot with five-star Duce Robinson, but will he play football?

USC bolstered its tight end position on Wednesday, March 30th with the commitment of five-star recruit Duce Robinson. The Trojans now have a formidable presence in the middle of the field, with Robinson joining five-star tight end Michael Martinez and four-star tight end Bryce Youngblood in the 2021 recruiting class.

Robinson, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect from Clayton, Georgia, is the No. 1 ranked tight end in the nation, according to 247sports. He is a physical player who will be able to create mismatches in the passing game and contribute to the running game as well.

However, Robinson's future with the Trojans remains uncertain. He is currently in the transfer portal and has announced that he is exploring his options. Robinson has not yet decided whether he will play football at USC or transfer to another school.

USC head coach Clay Helton has expressed confidence in Robinson's commitment, stating that the Trojans are “very excited to have Duce Robinson join our 2021 recruiting class.” He added that “Duce is a great fit for our program and he will be a tremendous asset for us on both sides of the ball.”

Robinson will have to make a decision soon, as the Trojans are set to begin spring practice in April. USC is hoping that Robinson will choose to stay with the program, but only time will tell if he will be donning the cardinal and gold come fall.