USC Tuesday plugged in another piece for the offense at tight end with a commitment from Nate Adkins (6-3 240), the son of USC offensive line coach Greg Adkins. Adkins will bring another big body and soft hands to a room that already includes returnees Jaheim Bell and Traevon Kenion, newly converted receiver Chad Terrell and will be adding Oklahoma transfer Austin Stogner next month.
Adkins was regarded as one of the better tight ends in the Southern Conference. Last season he had 33 catches for 357 yards and a touchdown.
In his four seasons with the Bucs, Adkins totaled 73 catches for 749 yards and 4 touchdowns. This past season he was named to the second team of the Coaches All-Southern Conference Team.