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.
There's definite reason for optimism for first-year USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox heading into spring ball. After all, he inherits some key pieces from a unit that finished the 2013 campaign ranked No.
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 281 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
With the dead period in the rearview mirror, USC kicks off its first big recruiting event of the month on campus this weekend. Six verbal commits and three targets make up the list of visitors this weekend: No.
Coinciding with the emotional departure of fan favorite Ed Orgeron just over a month ago, the naming of Steve Sarkisian as USC's new head coach wasn't initially met with what you'd call universal enthusiasm.
about 295 days ago | Johnny Curren | NCF On The Trail
USC coach Steve Sarkisian made yet another splash on the recruiting trail Monday when three-star defensive back John Plattenburg (Houston/Lamar) switched his commitment from UCLA to join the Trojans' class.
about 296 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
It was a very busy weekend in the Pac-12, as several programs picked up recruits during the various All-American games across the country. Biggest commitment: Five conference teams added commitments since last Thursday, and all will likely play a big role in shaping classes on signing day.
about 297 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail