It's tough to imagine one college football player changing the fortunes of his program and its closest rival over the course of more than a decade. But that might just be the case with Reggie Bush, whose on-field actions helped USC become the dominant recruiting force in Southern California between 2006 and 2012, and whose off-field actions largely led to the NCAA taking 30 scholarships away from USC for the 2012-2014 seasons and creating a hole in the Southern California recruiting scene large enough for UCLA to climb through.
about 977 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
Coinciding with the emotional departure of fan favorite Ed Orgeron just over a month ago, the naming of Steve Sarkisian as USC's new head coach wasn't initially met with what you'd call universal enthusiasm.
about 993 days ago | Johnny Curren | NCF On The Trail
A new year usually brings new aspirations. But in the recruiting world, hanging up a new calendar signifies the final stretch. It's the beginning of the end. With national signing day just six weeks away, we take a quick glance at potential New Year's resolutions for USC recruiting: 1.
about 1000 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
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, Calif.
about 1030 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
When USC enters the Coliseum Saturday to take on crosstown rival UCLA, it will do so with some of the area's top recruits looking intently from the stands, many of which hold scholarship offers from both schools.
about 1032 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
USC entered the picture for ESPN 300 athlete Jaleel Wadood (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco) fairly late, given that the four-star prospect had to wait a while longer for a scholarship offer than other top locals.
about 1036 days ago | Blair Angulo | On The Trail: West Region
It has been a wild week of recruiting in the Pac-12, with ups and downs for over half the programs in the conference. There have been six commitments and four decommitments since Monday afternoon, with one prospect decommitting and committing to the same school.
about 1040 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
Recruits have taken notice of a resurgent USC football team under interim head coach Ed Orgeron, but none have been happier than those already committed to the Trojans. The latest eyebrow-raising victory came Saturday when USC throttled Cal behind an inspired effort, and the consensus feeling among commits was one of pride.
about 1050 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
The game of the year in the Pac-12 is finally here, as recruits will tune in Thursday night to watch Stanford host Oregon (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET). The UCLA Bruins proved that the offensive line recruiting magic from last year's class is still alive and well.
about 1054 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
Interim head coach Ed Orgeron wasted little time to reignite USC's recruiting when he stepped into his role earlier this season. Orgeron sent out a flurry of offers that Lane Kiffin apparently was hesitant to extend during the final weeks of his tenure.
about 1054 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail