A few hours earlier than expected, Nico Falah of St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California has made his decision and signed his letter of intent with the University of Southern California. He was expected to announce his decision between 3 and 5 this afternoon, and though he was technically committed to USC the entire time, it was perceived to be a close race between the Trojans and the Huskies.
Washington certainly could have used the 6’4″ 270-pound tackle, who is rated four stars by every recruiting service and looks to be a prototypical left tackle, especially considering that the Huskies only have three other offensive linemen signed this year, Dane Crane, Coleman Shelton, and Andrew Kirkland, none of which are as highly-touted as Falah.
Still, it certainly isn’t a surprise, as Falah’s parents were said to be heavily in favor of their son sticking with his commitment to the Trojans. With Falah clearly enjoying both schools, it is likely that this was the tipping point, and I’m sure Coach Kiffin and his staff are thrilled to have him aboard.
Expect Coach Sark and his staff to hit the offensive line hard with the 2014 class, as they was considered a generally weak year for offensive linemen in-state, and was a class very heavy on defense, especially on the defensive line and in the defensive backfield.