A football stand-out at Grace Brethren High School, Simi Valley, Calif., Jay Toia, has made his commitment to play for the USC Trojans official, according to the website, 247sports.com. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, senior pastor).
Longtime DT commit Jay Toia makes it official with Trojans
Two years ago Jay Toia committed to the USC Trojans.
On Wednesday the four-star Grace Brethren (Calif.) defensive tackle Toia made it official by signing with the Trojans for the Early Signing Period. Toia will be an early enrollee for the defense.
Toia made a surprise commitment to USC in the summer of 2018 while in his sophomore season, a then unknown prospect. The Trojans outlasted late pushes this year from Michigan, Utah, Nebraska and UCLA, where his former leader recruiter at USC Johnny Nansen landed, down the stretch.
The 6-foot-2, 315-pound Toia is rated the No. 173 overall prospect and the No. 13 defensive tackle, according to the 247Sports Composite. He is the No. 174 overall prospect and the No. 11 defensive tackle in the 247Sports rankings. Toia went back-and-forth on potentially playing out his senior season or enrolling early.
“I’m like 60/40 now… close to 50/50,” said Toia back in October.. “It’s my senior year and I want to finish out with the guys I started with.
“We’ve had a brotherhood at Grace since my freshman year. I want to finish out my senior year with Grace and hopefully win a championship this year.”
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