Bolden commits to Trojans

The Trojans received one verbal commit during the Army Bowl when safety Bubba Bolden announced that he would attend USC, which brings things full circle for Bolden after committing and then de-committing early in the recruiting process.

Bolden (6-3, 190) is ranked as the #149 player in the country by ESPN and has been part of the Bishop Gorman program where he never lost a game at the high school level. He’s a physical player who also is active in making plays.

Bolden had taken an official visit to Ohio State (3 other Bishop Gorman players are Buckeye commits) and there was a lot of late talk about ASU as well, where another good friend from Gorman is a commit.

There had also been a lot of recent talk about the possibility of Darnay Holmes committing to USC but he gave a commitment to UCLA during the game, and it’s no secret that the decision was influenced heavily by the family relationship with Bruins defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin (who grew up in Pasadena with Darnay’s father, Darick). It was even referenced during the TV broadcast that the decision involved a last-minute change, which was an indication that the USC rumblings had merit, and it’s not a small loss for the Trojans considering the type of talent that Holmes has.

 

6 Replies to "Bolden commits to Trojans"

  • ron January 7, 2017 (11:14 pm)

    Glad to have Bolden aboard. was a little disappointed that Holmes went to UCLA….

  • JC January 7, 2017 (11:55 pm)

    Holmes wanted to be a stand alone talent in a mediocre team. He wanted the spotlight all for himself. Unfortunately, he will never know how it feels to have the light of a championship shining down on you. Good luck.

    FIGHT ON !

  • E January 8, 2017 (12:29 am)

    Hopefully he can bring a little something to the back end – My concern is still the D line – Holmes I’m not concerned with he will get plenty of chances to chase receivers down as a bruin corner – but that monster D linemen Jaelan Phillips is a complete beast and the kind of D linemen the Trojans need to get –

  • draig January 8, 2017 (12:33 am)

    Amen to that!

  • t4troy January 8, 2017 (3:04 am)

    Solid get for the Trojans. Tall, solid range and good instincts. Comes from a great program. If we dont land some difference makers on the D-line, it wont matter who we have at Defensive Back, teams will continue to carve up the secondary. We also need linebackers who know how to get to the QB, when blitzes are called. Clancy Pendergast is the scapegoat for players that can’t tackle and execute plays. Defensive wins championships, ask Pete Carroll, Nick Saban, and Urban Meyer.

  • George January 8, 2017 (11:49 pm)

    BRUINS….WHO Bolden is the type of safety that was traditional at USC. BIG, TALL, and A HITTER… Let recruiting work itself out…. THE CREAM RISES TO THE TOP………

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