Koppel (Texas) four-star cornerback Braxton Myers pledged at the USC on Monday evening, becoming the third pledge for the Trojans from the state of Texas. Lincoln Riley And the seventh overall commitment.
Myers’ affection for the USC preceded his time as a recruit because he kept an eye on the Trojans in his middle school days, and it became appropriate when Lincoln Riley moved to Los Angeles.
“USC from middle school was my dream school,” Myers said. “I was really high on the coaching staff at Lincoln Riley and OU, then everything went well.”
His personal relationship with Lincoln Riley has excited Myers not only on his future football field, but also beyond.
“I can say he cares and wants me to succeed,” he said. “Also life outside of football, I think he can be a big part of it to make me my best version.”
Defensive back coach Donte Williams Myers also had a big role in bringing him to class because his track record helped show the four stars how his development could be in Los Angeles.
“Trainers look at Donte and see his background with DB in their development and how I can fit into their scheme and produce really well and contribute early on,” he said of what he stood for.
Myers will pay his official visit to the USC on June 17-19, before the first season of the Trojans under Riley, where Myers will be seen competing for a national championship.
“I think they have better DB than what they had at OU, so I think they can do a lot more with their players and different fits and different schemes,” he said. “I think they could easily have won the PAC-12 and competed for a national championship.”
At 6-foot-0, 189 pounds, Myers Hall is the 137th ranked recruit in the country for 2023 class, according to competitors. He is the 21st ranked cornerback in the country and the 24th recruiter from the state of Texas
Myers will serve as a boundary corner for USC where his length and athleticism give him a lot of confidence to manage a large part of the field during his career. With experience around the secondary, his knowledge of the defensive backfield is greater than usual and he combines this with his ability to limit large-body receivers in passing games.
Myers floor is significantly higher due to changes in his directional technique, ball efficiency, speed of coverage and technical efficiency. I see him as an early contributor to USC and one who can lock the starting position from the moment he becomes a sophomore.