USC Adds Preferred Walk-On LB Spencer Gilbert

Gilbert (5-11, 206), a late bloomer, led a strong Bellflower St. John Bosco defense in tackles (102, 10.5 sacks) last season and is the son of USC Track & Field Director Caryl Smith Gilbert. Could always help on special teams early.

Shows a great motor, likes to mix it up, can get through traffic, strong at the point of attack, sheds well, good in short coverage, rangy, relentless, and has enough speed to run down screens and bubble throws and shows a knack for being around the ball.

Gilbert received no offers and was unranked by Rivals. 247 lists him with a 4.67 forty. His father, Greg, played LB at ALA.