Sun. Dec 10th, 2023

USC added to its Pac-12-leading recruiting class Friday with the addition of a local prospect.

Bishop Alemany offensive lineman Saia Mapakaitolo committed to the Trojans to start the weekend with a note on Twitter, thanking his family and coaches for helping him reach this moment.

“I want to thank my family for showing me what is real like my parents for teaching me always to be humble no matter what and for all the sacrifices they have done for me,” Mapakaitolo wrote.

A 6-foot-5, 280-pound prospect, Mapakaitolo is a three-star recruit, according to’s composite rankings. He picked USC over offers from Oregon State, Utah and Washington State.

With 13 commits now in its 2021 class, USC remains ranked No. 1 in the Pac-12, according to, and No. 5 nationally.


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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