Pinner fits need at fullback
Few programs utilize the position like USC, so player made perfect choice
Updated: August 26, 2011, 12:13 PM ETBy Erik McKinney | WeAreSC.com
Editor's note: WeAreSC recruiting editor Erik McKinney will rank the Trojans' commitments from 10-1 according to the importance of each to the 2012 roster. Prospect No. 8 is fullback Jahleel Pinner. Anytime coaches can go out and get a commitment from the top player in the country at his position, they're excited. When that player just happens to attend high school at a local power and play a position of utmost importance to your football program, they're ecstatic. With so many high school and college offenses moving toward the spread and zone read offenses, fullback has become an endangered position. But that didn't stop Mission Viejo fullback Jahleel Pinner from impressing USC Recruiting Coordinator Ed Orgeron enough during a spring visit that Orgeron immediately extended a scholarship offer and accepted a verbal commitment from the 6-foot, 230-pound back.
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The Trojans have 10 commitments so far in the 2012 class. We Are SC is ranking each of them by importance to next year's overall roster.