Travis Dye commits to USC: Trojans add dynamic former Oregon RB as Lincoln Riley loads up first-year roster

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USC has landed another big-time transfer player, and this time it’s at the expense of a Pac-12 rival, as former Oregon running back Travis Dye has committed to join the Trojans and first-year coach Lincoln Riley, the school announced Friday on Twitter. 

Dye has proven to be one of the most dynamic players in the Pac-12 throughout his career. He ran for 3,111 yards and 21 touchdowns in four seasons with the Ducks, including 1,271 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2021. What’s more, Dye caught 83 passes for 869 yards and eight touchdowns since the start of 2018 while breaking out as one of the top multi-purpose players in the country.

He was ranked No. 21 in the 247Sports transfer portal rankings, and the third-ranked running back behind Jahmyr Gibbs (Georgia Tech to Alabama) and Zach Evans (TCU to Ole Miss). 

Dye entered the transfer portal on Jan. 14, four days after first-year Oregon coach Dan Lanning finished up his time as the defensive coordinator at Georgia with a national championship win over Alabama. He will join a USC program led by Riley that has been a force on the recruiting trail and in the transfer portal this offseason.

This story will be updated shortly with key takeaways from Dye’s commitment to USC. 

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