Former West football player Caadyn Stephen signs with USC

(Courtesy Caadyn Stephen)

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - It's official: Caadyn Stephen will be the third Alaska football player to ever play for the University of Southern California. Stephen signed his national letter of intent Wednesday to play for the Trojans.

The three-star recruit's prep career started at West High School before he moved to Vancouver, Washington after his sophomore year. Stephen wrapped up his final two years of high school football at Camas High, which won the 2019 4A state championship in Washington.

The offensive tackle's story is somewhat similar to USC defensive lineman Brandon Pili, who went to Dimond High School before finishing his prep career at Westview High School in Oregon. Stephen said he met Pili on his visit to the campus and said he looks forward to representing Alaska alongside him at USC.

“It’s pretty special, Alaska goes underlooked. There is a lot of talent up there that isn’t seen. When Alaskans get to play at a high level it's special,” Stephen said over the phone Thursday.

The previous version of this article said Caadyn Stephen was the second Alaskan Football player to play for USC. He is the third joining David Garness and Brandon Pili.
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