USC received a recruiting boost Wednesday when Isaiah Collier, a five-star point guard from Marietta, Ga., committed to the program. Here’s what you need to know:
- Collier is the No. 4 prospect in the 2023 class, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rating.
- His finalists were Cincinnati, Michigan, USC and UCLA.
- Collier’s announcement comes one day after JuJu Watkins, the No. 1 women’s basketball recruit in the Class of 2023, committed to the Trojans.
Collier — a 6-foot-4, 200-pound prospect from Wheeler High School outside of Atlanta — is considered the top point guard in the 2023 class. After leading Wheeler to the 2022 state quarterfinals and coming just shy of a third straight Georgia state championship, Collier was diagnosed with a meniscus injury at the USA Basketball U18 workouts in late May.
It forced him to miss most of the highly scrutinized summer grassroots tournaments, where he played for Atlanta-based The Skill Factory on the EYBL circuit. He was cleared to resume action in August just in time to participate in the Steph Curry Camp and Under Armour Elite 24, earning MVP honors at both events despite a shortened conditioning runway. That, combined with his performance in the early grassroots sessions and his overall body of work, was enough to continue elevating his recruiting status.