Now that USC's entire incoming freshman class has had an opportunity to get their feet wet in the team's summer workouts, here's a player-by-player look at how those new arrivals have looked so far, and where they're fitting in.
Here's a look at some of the major offseason storylines for a USC linebacker corps that, under the direction of a new position coach in Peter Sirmon, performed at a high level this spring as a key piece of the puzzle in defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox's 3-4 multiple-front scheme.
Shortly after the calendar flipped to 2014, we presented five possible New Year's resolutions for USC recruiting and new head coach Steve Sarkisian. Here they are again, with accompanying retrospective analysis that indicates how much the Trojans truly accomplished in the month leading up to national signing day: 1.
about 216 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
ESPN 300 prospects Damien Mama (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco) and John "JuJu" Smith (Long Beach, Calif./Poly) might have headlined the list of official visitors who spent the weekend at USC, but it was a pair of teammates from Ventura (Calif.
about 230 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
The mother of all recruiting weekends has arrived for the USC Trojans. With less than two weeks remaining until national signing day, seven members of the ESPN 300 are expected to be on campus beginning Friday.
about 234 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
The Trojans currently have 15 commitments for 19 spots available in the Class of 2014 and early spring enrollments. Here is how the spots fill out for the commitments that have been made so far: QB (1) Jalen Greene RB (0) WR (1) Rahshead Johnson TE (1) Bryce Dixon OL (4) Viane Talamaivao, Toa Lobendahn, Chris Brown, Jordan Austin DL (3) Malik Dorton, Don Hill, Claudeson Pelon LB (2) Olajuwon Tucker, Uchenna Nwosu DB (3) Jonathan Lockett, Ajene Harris, John Plattenburg Greene, Lobendahn, Austin and Hill have already enrolled for the spring semester.
about 236 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
TUSTIN, Calif. -- A decision might still be two weeks away, but the picture is getting clearer for ESPN 300 athlete John "JuJu" Smith (Long Beach, Calif./Poly). The four-star prospect named a final four of Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA and USC on Sunday -- this after rescheduling his last official visit to USC for Jan.
about 237 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
A new year usually brings new aspirations. But in the recruiting world, hanging up a new calendar signifies the final stretch. It's the beginning of the end. With national signing day just six weeks away, we take a quick glance at potential New Year's resolutions for USC recruiting: 1.
about 257 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail