- Garry Paskwietz, Publisher, WeAreSC.com
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1. The Trojans landed their quarterback for the class of 2016 on Monday when Matt Fink announced via his Twitter account that he would commit to USC.
— Fink, Matt (@FinkMattfink) May 4, 2015
Fink (6-foot-3, 179) has seen his stock rise a lot this spring to the point where he was recently ranked as the No. 44 prospect in the ESPN 300 and was chosen to play in the Under Armour All-American game. Fink had received his USC offer this spring shortly after previous targets Shea Patterson and K.J. Costello committed to other schools. He's considered a tremendous athlete with a long and lean frame who is an accurate passer. Fink chose USC over other offers that included Notre Dame, Washington, Oregon State and Utah.
Fink becomes the seventh verbal commit for the Trojans in this class.
2. It's possible that the future of the USC tailback position was on display over the weekend during the B2G Elite passing tournament, when class of 2016 verbal Melquise Stovall and class of 2017 verbal Stephen Carr played on the same Ground Zero team during the event. The two players are longtime friends but they bring differing styles to the field. Stovall, who is also a potential corner and played on both sides of the ball in this event, is the smaller of the two but thick for his size, and he has definite shake-and-bake to his game with quick hips and explosiveness. It's easy to imagine Steve Sarkisian using him in a role that is similar to how Adoree' Jackson was used last year. Carr is over six feet with a solid frame already. He should grow into a real powerful runner by the time he is in college, the kind that can be the bell cow of an offense. He's a smooth strider and has good hands. In this 7-on-7 tournament setting it was Carr lined up at tailback with Stovall as a slot receiver.
3. USC linebacker commit Daelin Hayes continues to impress on the camp circuit. Hayes won LB MVP honors two weekends ago at an event in Ohio and last weekend he was measured in at 6-foot-3.5, 247 pounds at The Opening regional camp in Chicago. Hayes also endeared himself to USC fans by telling ESPN's Tom VanHaaren that he has a Trojan-friendly list of top-four schools.
The Trojans landed their quarterback for the class of 2016 on Monday when Matt Fink announced via his Twitter account that he would commit to USC.