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Team: USC Trojans
Age / DOB:  (20) / 1/27/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 285

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ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks USC junior Max Tuerk as the top underclassmen offensive guard prospect.
"Not only does Tuerk go into his junior season with 20 career starts, but he's played almost everywhere at this point," Kiper wrote. "After spending time at the beginning of his career at left guard, he finished his freshman campaign starting at left tackle. Last year, he was back at guard, but also notched a game at right tackle. We're talking about a true junior with tremendous experience and versatility." The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Tuerk will draw plenty of attention from NFL scouts trying to decipher which positions best suits him in the pros -- as Kiper suggests, he's capable of handling all five OL spots. Jul 5 - 5:52 PM

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USC has moved sophomore Max Tuerk from LT to C.

"It was a little overwhelming in the beginning," Tuerk revealed, "but the more repetitions and the coaching I've gotten has really helped a lot. His main competition for the starting job is Marcus Martin, who is also listed as the school's left guard. Aundrey Walker is expected to claim the left tackle spot.
Source: ESPN
Wed, May 22, 2013 01:00:00 PM

USC true freshman Max Tuerk is expected to start at LT for the Trojans Saturday against Arizona.

Aundrey Walker had started on the left side but was carted off the field last weekend with an undisclosed injury. Even prior to that, head coach Lane Kiffin had contemplated to insert Tuerk in the starting lineup on a performance basis.
Source: LA Times
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 01:41:00 PM

USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced that the Trojans will give freshman Max Tuerk practice reps at LT in place of sophomore Aundrey Walker.

The entire Trojans offensive line has played poorly and part of that is due to the constant rotation of players thanks to injuries. Tuerk was a top high school recruit and Kiffin mentioned a possibility that he would enter the starting lineup following the loss to Stanford. The USC staff has questioned Walker's effort in previous weeks.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 02:58:00 PM

After Saturday's loss to Stanford, USC head coach Lane Kiffin said that freshman Max Tuerk will get a chance to compete for the starting LT job moving forward.

He could claim the job in place of current sophomore starter Aundrey Walker. "We have a standard here, an expectation here that our team is well aware of and Aundrey is well aware of," Kiffin said Sunday. "His effort in that game did not meet those." Matt Barkley was sacked four times, but many of the pressures game on inside blitzes and stunts do to the loss of injured center Khaled Holmes.
Source: LA Times
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 09:44:00 AM