All-County offensive lineman Max Tuerk signed with USC during a signing ceremony with other Santa Margarita athletes on Wednesday morning at Santa Margarita High.
Tuerk’s parents were in attendance, but Eagles football coach Harry Welch, who is on administrative leave, was not at the signing ceremony.
“Max’s mom and dad were here this morning,” Santa Margarita athletic director Richard Schaaf said. “For him to sign, and there’s a real possibility he could walk on and be a starting offensive lineman, is exciting. I guess USC just signed some guy from up in Washington and he’s one of the top-five guys in the country, so it sounds like they got a great freshmen group coming in.”