USC signs three outside attackers with extensive postseason experience

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Three outside attackers who led their high schools to deep postseason runs are set to join a team that made the most recent NCAA Tournament.

USC coach Jeff Nygaard announced earlier this week high school seniors Peter Brown, Jack Deuchar and Jackson Reed have all signed national letters of intent to play for the Trojans starting in 2021.

“We are excited for the future of our program with the addition of these three talented players,” Nygaard said in a statement.  “They are the right fit for our culture and will help us achieve our collective vision of the program being a sustainably great championship-caliber team.”

Brown, a 6-foot-7 outside attacker from Winnetka, Illinois, had 360 kills last season en route to his high school team finishing in third place at the state tournament. He also competed at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championship earlier this year and helped lead the team to a bronze-medal finish.

Deuchar, a 6-foot-8 outside attacker from Honolulu, was a Fab 15 All-State selection during his junior season as his high season won its third straight state title. Along with his indoor volleyball titles, Deuchar won a silver medal at the 2018 beach volleyball high school state tournament.

Reed, a 6-foot-1 outside attacker from San Diego, earned All-Tournament Team honors at the 2019 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships and led his club team to a bronze medal. He also helped his high school team win San Diego area championship in 2018 and finished last season wit a .307 attack percentage.

USC earned the final at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament last season — the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in seven years.

Among the starters returning for the Trojans in 2020 includes setter Chris Hall, who earned MPSF All-Tournament Team honors in 2019.