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Who is Quinten Joyner?
Joyner is a 5’10 190 lb RB from Manor, TX. He is the 13th ranked back in the nation according to the 247sports composite. Joyner rushed for 2,494 yards and 31 touchdowns as a junior playing in Texas District 5A-1, and was named MVP and was a first team selection by TSWA, leading Manor high school to a playoff appearance and a 10-3 overall record. He also seems to be a big fan of the state of California:
Roster Numbers at the Position
This commitment was much needed, as USC expects to lose recent Oregon Transfer Travis Dye at the conclusion of the 2022 season and will graduate two other transfers in Keonte Ingram who came to USC via Texas a year ago, and recent addition from Stanford Austin Jones. Raleek Brown was the only high school signature in the 2022 class at RB. With the numbers on the roster, Joyner can be expected to play rather quickly in the land of Troy.
Quinten fits a comparison to Kennedy Brooks, a player Riley coached at Oklahoma who had 3 seasons of over 1000 yards. Joyner has deceptive speed, has good vision, and runs in a more upright position. The young back does not often go down at first contact because he has solid body balance. Much like Brooks Joyner is an explosive runner on the edge.
Riley and Staff Open Recruiting Pipeline in the Lone Star State
The state of California is chock full of talented football players. When USC was at its best they not only kept players from leaving the state but plucked their share outside their region. Lincoln Riley has recruited many players from the state of Texas. Joyner is the first commitment from the state as a USC Trojan. RB coach Kiel McDonald is familiar with recruiting in the Lone-Star State as well. Recently brought in the late Ty Jordan to Utah who was from Mesquite. Recruiting in the state of Texas is all about relationships, because Riley and other coaches on his staff have those ties to USC should be able to connect and land players from the state of Texas.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]