Giovanni Di Poalo
    Giovanni  Di Poalo

    RS Senior

    Ventura, CA

    High School:
    St. Bonaventure HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 280





    2013 USC Spring Football Outlook

    Spring ball begins March 5.


    USC Football Spring Practice Starts Tuesday

    Trojans looking to take care of "unfinished business."

    2014: Di Poalo will battle to get into the playing rotation as a senior offensive lilneman in 2014.

    2013: Di Poalo saw action in 12 games (all but Utah State and Arizona State) as a reserve offensive guard and on special teams as a junior in 2013.

    2012: Di Poalo was a reserve center and offensive guard as a sophomore in 2012. He saw brief action in 2 games in 2012 (Utah, Colorado).

    2011: Di Poalo, who was set to compete for a starting job at offensive guard as a redshirt freshman in 2011, missed the season after having pre-season shoulder surgery. He was moved from center to guard in 2011 spring practice.

    2010: Di Poalo redshirted as a freshman center in 2010, his first year at USC.

    HIGH SCHOOL: His 2009 honors included Prep Star All-American, USA Football Junior National Team, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division III first team, All-CIF Northern Division first team, Ventura County Star All-Ventura County first team and Los Angeles Times All-Star first team as a senior offensive lineman at St. Bonaventure High in Ventura (Calif.).

    He was a 3-year (2007-09) starter at St. Bonaventure, which won the 2007 and 2008 California state Division III titles.

    As a junior in 2008, he made Ventura County Star All-Ventura County second team and All-League.

    As a sophomore in 2007, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team and All-League. Incoming Trojan Bryce Dixon also prepped at St. Bonaventure.

    PERSONAL: He received his bachelor's degree in sociology at USC in the summer of 2013 and is currently working on a master's degree in communication management.