Snow College OT Isaiah Jatta (6-6-310) of San Diego committed to USC on Friday, adding a key piece to the Gamecocks’ 2023 class. Jatta chose Carolina from a list of FBS offers that included Kansas, Eastern Michigan, Fresno State, Kent State, and Utah State.
He received an offer from USC after attending camp recently, an appearance that was made possible through a relationship with offensive analyst Lonnie Teasley.
“I had been recruited by Coach Teasley back in high school when he was at North Carolina Central,” Jatta told SportsTalkSC on his way back to the West Coast. “He told me I’m on evaluation at USC and the camp could tremendously help my recruiting. And it did, I put on a show (Channel 51).”
That he did. Jatta was so impressive in his camp session that he was offered by Beamer and Adkins at the conclusion of an unofficial visit.
“While at the camp, Coach Adkins liked how much of a leader and inspirational person I was to the younger campers there,” Jatta said. “A lot of the younger athletes looked up to me, and I did help them as well while at the camp. That was something that was noted. As far as a fit, I’m a winner, a leader, and am hungry. So, it would mesh up very well with what they want to accomplish, an SEC championship and winning pedigree.”
Jatta gives the Gamecocks nine commitments for their 2023 class. He will play his second season at Snow this fall.
USC 2023 commitments:
JUDGE COLLIER CB 6-1 190 LEGION COLLEGIATE
TROVON BAUGH OT 6-4 315 ATLANTA
ISAIAH JATTA OT 6-6 310 SNOW JC, UT
ZABHARI SANDY SAF 6-1 204 WASHINGTON, DC
CAMERON UPSHAW SAF 6-3 175 PERRY, FL
JALON KILGORE SAF 6-2 196 EATONTON, GA
CONNOR COX TE 6-6 227 JACKSONVILLE
KAMRON SANDLIN TE 6-4 210 ANNISTON, AL
KELTON HENDERSON WR 5-11 175 LEHIGH ACRES, FL