One of the best pass catchers in the Pac-12 trades Arizona for USC and presents Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams with a custom replacement for his outgoing top receiver.
Dorian Singer led the Pac-12 as the leading target in Arizona’s powerful pass attack last season (1.105). But after entering the NCAA transfer portal two weeks ago, Singer committed to USC Monday morning, where he was set to pick up right where he left off as one of the conference’s best offensive weapons.
He certainly impressed USC staff during the Trojans’ trip to Tucson earlier this year. Singer torched USC during that October meeting, scoring three touchdowns while adding 141 yards as the Trojans narrowly escaped the desert with a win.
Singer’s arrival should ease the loss of top wideout Jordan Addison, who is likely to enter the NFL draft after the season. But he’s not the only new weapon Williams will have at his disposal in 2023.
Five-star wideouts Zachariah Branch and Makai Lemon and four-star players Ja’Kobi Lane are expected to sign with USC during the early signing window that opens Wednesday. Everyone could potentially make an instant impact next season and join a group already expecting to return four of their top five receivers from a year ago.
But with Singer named to the All-Pac-12 second team this season, USC is adding an established weapon to its passing attack, capable of widening the field like Addison did this season. According to Pro Football Focus, Singer was one of the top deep ball receivers in college football in 2022 with 14 catches from 20+ yards.
Ranked #14 in total available transfers by 247Sports, Singer is the third Arizona starter to be poached from USC via the transfer portal in the past week. Defensive lineman Kyon Barrs, another All-Pac-12 selection, and cornerback Christian Roland-Wallace have also signed for USC in recent days, shored up two of USC’s thinnest position groups.
Pac-12 transfers under Lincoln Riley
The following players caused Riley Pac-12 schools to join USC during Coach Lincoln’s tenure:
Kyon Barrs, DL, Arizona
Dorian Singer, WR, Arizona
Christian Roland-Wallace, CB, Arizona
Edward Czaplicki, P, State of Arizona
Eric Gentry, LB, State of Arizona
Mekhi Blackmon, CB, Colorado
Brenden Reis, WR, Colorado
Travis Dye, RB, Oregon
Austin Jones, RB, Stanford
Carson Tabaracci, LB, Utah
Terrell Bynum, WR, Washington
Jacobe Covington, CB, Washington
https://www.latimes.com/sports/usc/story/2022-12-19/dorian-singer-pac-12-top-receiver-transferring-usc-arizona Receiver Dorian Singer is transferring to USC from Arizona