Martin hitting the recruiting trail

Part of the reason wide receivers coach Tee Martin was brought in this past spring was due to his terrific record as a national recruiter. But after coaching in the high school ranks at North Cobb (Kennesaw, Ga.) and North Atlanta high schools, Martin developed a reputation as a strong recruiter in Georgia, which is where the Trojans will utilize his talents this week.

After stops in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. last week, Martin hit Atlanta on Monday, making an early stop at Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton High School to check in on defensive end Carl Lawson. The No. 5 player in the ESPN 150 calls himself a solid commitment to Auburn, but he is only one of several Georgia standouts with early offers from the Trojans, who will likely receive visits from Martin.

That group includes fellow defensive end Robert Nkemdiche (Loganville, Ga./Grayson), defensive tackles Montravius Adams (Vienna, Ga./Dooly County) and Jay Woods (Jackson, Ga./Jackson), linebacker Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett), and tailbacks Alvin Kamara (Norcross, Ga./Norcross) and Tyshon Dye (Elberton, Ga./Elbert County Comprehensive). All would be considered longshots for the Trojans, with Adams perhaps the most likely to give USC a serious look.