The USC Trojans are now technically halfway done with assembling their 2013 recruiting class, having received their ninth verbal commitment on Sunday.
Receiver/defensive back Steven Mitchell (Mission Hills, Calif./Bishop Alemany) committed to USC at a camp on the school's campus over the weekend. He becomes the second receiver in the Trojans' 2013 class after Eldridge Massington (Mesquite, Tex./West Mesquite)
Because of scholarship limits under the terms of NCAA sanctions, the Trojans have a total of 18 slots to work with in the class of 2013 -- 15 regular signees and three early enrollees. They may already have the three early enrollees in the fold, too, in quarterback Max Browne (Sammamish, Wa./Skyline) and others who could potentially graduate high school in December.
Also committing to USC over the weekend was 6-8, 335-pound offensive tackle Jordan Poland (La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla Country Day), a rising high school junior. Poland is the first Class of 2014 prospect to commit to the Trojans.
Of course, quarterback David Sills (Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian) is already committed in the Class of 2015.