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  1. USC makes statement with strong finish

    Johnny Curren

    USC closed with a flourish on national signing day, putting an exclamation point on a recruiting haul that gave head coach Steve Sarkisian plenty to smile about as he spoke to the media inside the John McKay Center. Adding to a group of five mid-y...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  2. Signing day a big opportunity for Sarkisian

    Garry Paskwietz

    Wednesday will mark the first signing day for Steve Sarkisian as head coach at USC and the first chance to show that he is up to the task of heading the recruiting efforts for the Trojans. There's no doubt that Sarkisian had built a good reputatio...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  3. Signing day surprises not a good memory

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - With college football's national letter of intent day on Wednesday, USC fans are holding their collective breaths that those schoolboy legends who have publicly committed to the Men of Troy or those rumored to be "silent commits" or "le...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  4. Crunch time for USC recruiting

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- Like the final hours of a Black Friday sale after Thanksgiving, this final full week of 2014 recruiting at USC is producing the expected pandemonium of paranoia, second thoughts, and Internet rumors. With Wednesday's national letter...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  5. USC primed for fruitful finish

    Blair Angulo

    With only a week until national signing day, the final stretch in the 2014 recruiting cycle has arrived. On the surface, USC appears to be in a favorable position with its remaining top targets. Unlike last year, when the Trojans lost a handful of...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  6. USC gets relief with Town commitment

    Blair Angulo

    For USC head coach Steve Sarkisian, this weekend was supposed to be about sealing the deal with some top targets who were officially visiting campus, but it quickly transformed into so much more. Most of the focus centered on a group of highly tou...

    Blog | January 25, 2014
  7. Breaking down the Trojans new class

    Garry Paskwietz

    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 ...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  8. Notebook: ESPN 300 ATH Smith trims list

    Blair Angulo

    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 Sunda...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  9. Five USC recruiting priorities

    Garry Paskwietz

    As the final stretch of recruiting begins for the 2014 class, USC is limited in the amount of scholarships left to give. The Trojans currently have 17 verbal commitments for 19 available slots, although there is speculation that there could be dec...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  10. John Smith makes a name for himself

    Erik McKinney

    As an assistant coach and head coach at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, Raul Lara has seen more than his share of talented football players. Willie McGinest, DeSean Jackson, Marcedes Lewis, Winston Justice, Jurrell Casey, Manuel Wright, Darnell Bing, Samie...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  11. WeAreSC New Year's resolutions

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- The clock is ticking towards 2014, and it's time for some cardinal and gold New Year's resolutions. I resolve to always appreciate and remember the 2013 Trojans and what a tremendous accomplishment it was to win 10 games in spite of...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  12. Holiday Obvious/Not So Obvious

    Greg Katz

    In the spirit of the holidays ... The Obvious Gift for head coach Steve Sarkisian: A 2014 Trojans team that wins the Pac-12 South Division, the Pac-12 championship game, a selection as one of the four teams in the new College Football Playoff, and...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  13. Breaking down USC's '14 class by position

    Blair Angulo

    A recent string of commitments heading into the dead period has left USC with only five remaining slots in its 2014 recruiting class. The Trojans have 19 total spots to use, as long as four of them are mid-year enrollees. Here's a position-by-posi...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  14. Recruits react to UCLA's win over USC

    Blair Angulo

    Many of the area's top recruits were on hand at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where UCLA claimed a second consecutive victory over crosstown rival USC on Saturday night. The long list included ESPN 300 prospects Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Cali...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  15. USC lands Talamaivao, makes noise

    Blair Angulo

    When USC picked up a surprise commitment from ESPN 300 offensive guard Viane Talamaivao (Corona, Calif./Centennial) late Monday night, it gained more than just a four-star prospect. The Trojans and interim head coach Ed Orgeron gained credibility,...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  16. USC commits, targets revel in upset win

    Blair Angulo

    USC interim coach Ed Orgeron had already revitalized the Trojans' recruiting efforts, sending out several local offers and picking up four commitments in the weeks since taking over for Lane Kiffin. That momentum grew exponentially Saturday night ...

    Blog | November 17, 2013