USC announces 22-man recruiting class

USC officially announced a 22-man recruiting class Wednesday, featuring four offensive linemen, five defensive linemen and three linebackers. The group, which coach Lane Kiffin said "may be the most critical class that ever signed at USC," fills a lot of needs for the Trojans -- especially combined with the eight-man group of early enrollees that began school last month and will participate in spring practice.

Here are the 22, in alphabetical order:

Punter Kris Albarado (Lake Charles, La./St. Louis)

Running back Javorius 'Buck' Allen (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln)

Receiver Victor Blackwell (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei)

Linebacker Charles Burks (Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison)

Running back Amir Carlisle (Sunnyvale, Calif./Kings Academy)

Linebacker Lamar Dawson (Danville, Ken./Boyle County)

Receiver George Farmer (Gardena, Calif./Serra)

Cornerback Ryan Henderson (Moreno Valley, Calif./Rancho Verde)

Defensive lineman Christian Heyward (San Diego, Calif./Point Loma)

Offensive lineman Cyrus Hobbi (Scottsdale, Ariz./Saguaro)

Receiver Marqise Lee (Gardena, Calif./Serra)

Linebacker Tre Madden (Aliso Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo)

Offensive lineman Marcus Martin (Los Angeles, Calif./Crenshaw)

Tight end Junior Pomee (Moreno Valley, Calif./Rancho Verde)

Linebacker Anthony Sarao (Absecon, N.J./Holy Spirit)

Defensive tackle J.R. Tavai (Redondo Beach, Calif./Mira Costa)

Offensive lineman Cody Temple (Bakersfield, Calif./Liberty)

Defensive end Greg Townsend Jr. (Beverly Hills, Calif./Beverly Hills)

Offensive lineman Aundrey Walker (Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville)

Cornerback Isiah Wiley (Yuma, Ariz./Arizona Western CC)

Defensive lineman DeVante Wilson (Corona, Calif./Corona)

Defensive lineman Antwaun Woods (Woodland Hills, Calif./Taft)

We'll have more from coach Lane Kiffin's news conference later. At least one more player -- defensive end/linebacker Steve Dillon (Palmdale, Calif./Palmdale) -- has sent in a signed letter of intent to USC, he confirmed to ESPNLosAngeles.com, but he's not yet been approved.