USC baseball coach Chad Holbrook has pledged to fix what was ailing his team this season and one way to do that quickly is to bring in quality junior college players. Holbrook and staff landed their third junior college commitment in the past month Friday in INF Jonah Bride (6-0 190) of Neosho JC, KS. Bride is a native of Owasso, OK where he was a teammate of 2014 USC signee Braden Webb. Bride was named a Louisville Slugger high school All American after the 2014 season. He played one season at Neosho and batted .471, 4th best in the country in the junior college ranks. He also had 14 home runs and 93 RBIs, second most nationally. His commitment gives USC 18 for the 2015 class. Bride will have three years of eligibility with the Gamecocks.
OL Joshua Ball of Fredericksburg, VA Friday cut his list to 15….USC, Auburn, Duke, Florida State, Maryland, Miami, Ole Miss, NC State, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin. He visited USC for the spring game.
WR Divine Deablo of Mt. Tabor, NC said in an interview on Rivals he has a top five of USC, North Carolina, NC State, Georgia and Virginia Tech. He also expressed interest in Louisville and West Virginia.
DB Chris Smith of South Pointe was offered Friday by Eastern Michigan. He also has a USC offer and others.
Myrtle Beach RB Brandon Sinclair Friday committed to Old Dominion.
Alabama Friday offered TE Thaddeus Moss of Charlotte. USC is also an offer.
USC offered 2017 DE Jonathan Ford of Fort Lauderdale, FL
USC has offer out to 2018 LB Eric Gilyard of Jacksonville who was offered Friday by Alabama.
6-3 Najee Pritchett and 6-0 Rico Bonds signed with South Carolina State according to JUCOJunction.com. Pritchett played at Brunswick JC, GA and Bonds played at Florida State JC in Jacksonville.