Isaiah Mobley Commits to USC

Four-star power forward and highly touted recruit Isaiah Moble has made a verbal commitment to USC, according to 247Sports.

“USC, it was a good fit,” Mobley said. “Obviously my dad has a lot of influence. It wasn’t just that, though. I like the school and I like their play style. I like how they develop their players.”

“I like how coach developed Chimezie [Metu] and Bennie [Boatwright] games and their style of play,”Mobley explained. “How he gets everyone to play together, everybody gets touches. They’ve been having successful seasons.”

The 6-foot-9, 220-pounder out of Temecula (Calif.) Rancho Christian also considered UCLA, Oregon, Miami, but opted to join his father, USC assistant Eric Mobley, in California, and is looking forward to playing for his dad.

“It was a possibility, and we talked about it before,” Mobley said. “We didn’t think it’d be at this high of a University. I played for him when I was real young. It wasn’t a surprise or anything new. I’ve enjoyed playing for him and we didn’t butt heads. We both have the same competitive fire. I think it’ll be good.”

“After watching them play a couple of times and one time at UCLA,” he said when asked when he knew USC was for him. “I was on an unofficial at UCLA watching them and they lost that game, but there was something about their style of play and how involved their big men were. Then I went on campus for an unofficial and I saw the environment and how the people carry themselves and how everyone is trying to become successful.”

Mobley turned head with his play during the spring evaluation periods, averaging 15.1 points, 9.6 rebounds  through 9 games in the Adidas Gauntlet.

Mobley feels his versatility will be a valuable addition.

“I feel like my versatility will help them for sure,” Mobley said. “Feeding guys in the post, like [AAU teammate Onyeka Okongwu]. Also my outside shooting is developing and I think that will help. Then also my vocal leadership that I bring to most teams that I played.”

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