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Former Texas Longhorn TE Malcolm Epps Transferring to USC

May 2, 2021

Former 4-Star 2018 Houston (TX) Dekaney HS and Texas Longhorn Tight End Malcom Epps has committed to USC and will transfer in later this month. Epps adds his 6-6, 225 pound frame, athleticism and playmaking ability to Seth Doege's room for 2021.

Although Epps was evaluated by recruiting services as a tight end out of high school, he began his career at wide receiver, playing in two games during the 2018 season when starting wide receiver Collin Johnson suffered a knee injury. He caught one pass for 18 yards. 

Epps played behind Johnson his sophomore season as an outside receiver and once again saw playing time when Johnson missed much of the season with a hamstring injury. Epps started seven games, caught 20 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns, but struggled with consistency.

During the spring, Epps moved from wide receiver to tight end, but was unable to pass sophomore Jared Wiley on the depth chart, serving as the third-string player at the position. Epps appeared in nine games during the 2020 season, catching three passes for 42 yards and three touchdowns.

Bryan Carrington was largely responsible for making this move possible for Epps and the Trojans.

USC has high hopes Epps can be an immediate playmaker in Graham Harrell’s air raid as an inside receiver in 2021.



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