The USC Trojans continue to add many high school prospects to its roster on National Signing Day. Here is a list of prospects that have sent their letter of intents so far, according to USC’s official athletic website, USCTrojans.com:
P Kris Albarado
LB Lamar Dawson
LB Anthony Sarao
DL J.R. Tavai
OL Cody Temple
OL Aundrey Walker
DL Devante Wilson
LB Charles Burks
OL Cyrus Hobbi
DL Christian Heyward
The USC coaching staff’s main emphasis in recruiting is to stock on offensive linemen, linebackers, and the defensive line. So far, five offensive linemen have signed with USC. Temple, Walker, and Hobbi will enroll in the fall while Jeremy Galten and David Garness have already enrolled at USC in January, both Galten and Garness transferred from junior colleges.
Dawson, Sarao, and Burks highlight a talented linebacker class with Dawson to be the most special out of the three. The Kentucky linebacker shocked people by picking USC over heavy favorites University of Kentucky and the University of Tennessee. Sarao is also another out of state recruit, from the state of New Jersey. He was a longtime Stanford commit until Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh bolted for the NFL, which opened his recruitment again.
Burks is a talented linebacker hailing from Edison High school (Huntington Beach, Calif.) adding versatility as a linebacker and full back.
Defensive linemen Heyward, Wilson, and Tavai adds depth in the line. Heyward is the best prospect of the three as he participated in the Under Armour All-American game.
It is rare for a punter prospect to receive a scholarship from any school, but USC did offer a scholarship to two kickers this year, with Andre Heidari being already enrolled. Heidari looks to be USC’s field goal kicker, while Albarado will handle punting duties.