Multiple high school seniors who hold USA Volleyball national accolades are set to join USC.
Coach Jeff Nygaard announced Thursday that Dillion Klein, Noah Roberts and Ryan Sprague have all committed to the Trojans and will be eligible to play starting in the 2023 season.
Klein, a 6-foot-5 outside attacker from Los Angeles, earned All-Tournament Team honors at the recent USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship and made the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Training Team last year. He also was a first-team all-state selection as he helped his high school team reach the state finals.
Along with his own athletic achievements, Klein’s grandfather was a tight end at USC and his father played volleyball at Stanford in the 1990s.
Roberts, a 6-foot-7 outside attacker from Los Alamitos, California, was named the most valuable player of his high school’s conference last season. In addition, Roberts competed in the USA Volleyball U19 Indoor and BEach Training Series earlier this year.
Sprague, a 6-foot-3 setter from Los Angeles, was named to the All-Tournament Team as his club team won a gold medal at the 2019 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships. The setter and high school teammate of Klein also garnered first-time all-conference honors during his junior season.
USC under Nygaard last reached the NCAA Tournament in 2019 and finished last season in fifth place in the MPSF.