When coach Steve Sarkisian gave early enrollee freshman Cameron Smith the jersey number 35, the inside linebacker from Granite Bay, California, had no idea there was a tradition at USC associated with the number.
The newest and final ESPN 300 was released on Thursday, and eight Pac-12 programs are represented by 34 commitments. Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State all have multiple commitments in the list, with USC's 12 leading the way, followed by Oregon's six.
about 173 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
USC lost an opportunity to play for the Pac-12 title with a late-season loss to UCLA, but it has a chance to finish off the final year of NCAA-imposed sanctions with a nine-win season, which would give the Trojans a boost heading into the first signing day since 2011 in which they are able to sign a full allotment of 25 prospects.
about 192 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
The chess-like nature of recruiting forces coaches to look years into the future, both to fill their own roster as well as take advantage of strengths and weaknesses of the upcoming high school classes.
about 329 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
With over 150 of the best prospects in the 2015 class at The Opening, there is not a better chance to ask many of the best about a number of issues in sports. While performance-enhancing drugs can be a touchy subject, some in the media have debated legalization of PEDs.
about 337 days ago | Gerry Hamilton | NCF On The Trail
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Pac-12 programs hold commitments from 13 prospects who participated in Nike's The Opening this week, including four quarterbacks who finished in the final Elite 11 quarterback ranking and two offensive linemen who were named to the Final Five on that side of the ball.
about 360 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: We've reached the end of the spring evaluation period, and college coaches will head home from the road today and shift their focus to upcoming summer camps.
about 403 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail