The USC defense totaled 14 sacks in 2020. Georgia State outside linebacker Jordan Strachan (6-4 225) had 10.5 sacks all by himself tying for the national lead in that category. The Gamecocks need defensive help, and Strachan wants to prove himself at the highest collegiate level. It’s a perfect marriage as Strachan announced Wednesday afternoon his intent to transfer to USC.
“I feel like there is much more to the game that I have to offer,” Strachan wrote in his Twitter announcement. “I need to be placed in the best hands to assist me in fulfilling my dreams. I feel like my path has been ordained by God and that the plan for my life has already been written.”
Strachan earned third-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors this past season with 41 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and those 10.5 sacks. The native of Kingsland, GA arrived at Georgia State as a walk-on in 2017 and took a redshirt year as he moved from safety to linebacker. In 2018 he played in every game, starting four. He suffered a season ending knee injury in the 2019 opener against Tennessee.
Strachan is the fourth transfer Shane Beamer has taken from the NCAA Portal, and 19 of the 25 spots in the 2021 class are now accounted for.