Letters of intent have been arriving into Heritage Hall all morning. Here's what we know for sure.
Receiver Markeith Ambles (McDonough, Ga./Henry County) faxed in his agreement early this morning. USCRipsIt confirmed his signing. Ambles was recruited heavily by USC head coach Lane Kiffin when he was at Tennessee, and was also recruited by Pete Carroll's regime. In an odd twist, the Los Angeles Daily News' Scott Wolf reports that Carroll had stopped recruiting Ambles because of character issues.
Linebacker Glen Stanley (Thatcher, Ariz./Eastern Arizona JC) announced he would send in his LOI from Florida. Stanley had first told UCF he would be an early enrollee this spring semester but switched his commitment to Tennessee last week.
Receiver Robert Woods (Gardena/Serra) sent in his LOI, according to USCfootball.com and the university. Woods is quietly one of the top prospects in the nation, ranked in the top 10 nationally by most recruiting services.
Four-star defensive tackle George Uko (Chino/Don Lugo) is in as well.
USCfootball.com has reported six more players have signed: cornerbacks Demetrius Wright (Corona/Corona) and Anthony Brown (Fontana/Kaiser) quarterback Jesse Scroggins and safety Dion Bailey (Lakewood/Lakewood), and tight ends Randall Telfer (Rancho Cucamonga/Rancho Cucamonga) and Xavier Grimble (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman). Scroggins, Telfer, and Grimble's signings have been officially announced by USC. Brown, yet to have his LOI confirmed, is USC's only three-star signee as of now.
There are more, as ESPNU reports USC has received 17 LOI's. Meanwhile, the Trojans have officially lost out on at least two prospects:
Linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (Huntington Beach/Edison) didn't broadcast his announcement, but he gathered some publicity nonetheless, deciding on UCLA after heavy flirtations with Stanford.
Safety Sean Parker (Harbor City/Narbonne) chose Washington — coached by former USC assistant Steve Sarkisian — over USC and Michigan.
Still yet to be announced are the decisions of a number of top prospects, including:
Offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Durham Hall)
Offensive tackle Chaz Green (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Catholic)
Linebacker Josh Shirley (Fontana/Kaiser)
Tight end Christian Thomas (Palmdale/Highland)
Safety Dietrich Riley (La Canada/St. Francis)
More as it happens.