Pac-12: DJ Calhoun

If the collective reaction from prospects who woke up Sunday to news of USC firing coach Lane Kiffin is any indication, the school’s recruiting efforts will likely benefit from the midseason dismissal.

In fact, ESPN 300 defensive end Malik Dorton (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco), who committed to the Trojans in late August, believes the firing might be exactly what USC needs.

RecruitingNation links: Pac-12 edition

February, 27, 2013
From Brandon P. Oliver Insider: ESPN Watch List member Bishard "Buddha" Baker leads the list of safety targets for the Ducks.

From Brandon P. Oliver Insider: Quick-hitting recruiting updates as Oregon dives into the Class of 2014.

From Mason Kelley Insider: The California duo of Dwight Williams and D.J. Calhoun are atop Washington's linebacker wish list for 2014.

From Garry Paskwietz: It was a mixed bag for the six Trojans at the NFL combine, with some players impressing and others needing strong performances on USC's March 27 pro day.

From Blair Angulo Insider: California native Kwesi Masheck could be a sleeper at defensive back in the 2014 class.