USC's upcoming recruiting haul will be the final group restricted by the NCAA penalties handed down in 2010. Limited to signing 15 athletes per class beginning in 2012 while also being forced to maintain a roster of no more than 75 scholarship players, the Trojans were docked a total of 30 total scholarships through next season.
The countdown is on, as the final weekend before signing day comes to a conclusion. Monday begins the dead period before signing day, so phones will likely be ringing off the hook between now and Wednesday -- phone contact is allowed during a dead period, in-person contact is not -- as Pac-12 coaches look to finalize the 2014 class.
about 1355 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
Oregon coaches have spent the last several weeks doing everything they can to add defensive tackles to their 2014 recruiting class. On Saturday, the Ducks tallied a commitment at the position, landing a verbal pledge from Austin Maloata (Corona, Calif.
about 1356 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
A number of big names will be on Pac-12 campuses this weekend for the final in-person push coaches can make before the dead period hits Monday. Listed below are 10 of the most important visits conference coaches have on their plates this weekend, as the finishing touches are put on some of the top classes in the country.
about 1357 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
TUSTIN, Calif. -- A decision might still be two weeks away, but the picture is getting clearer for ESPN 300 athlete John "JuJu" Smith (Long Beach, Calif./Poly). The four-star prospect named a final four of Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA and USC on Sunday -- this after rescheduling his last official visit to USC for Jan.
about 1368 days ago | Blair Angulo | 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 1388 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
A recent string of commitments heading into the dead period has left USC with only five remaining slots in its 2014 recruiting class. The Trojans have 19 total spots to use, as long as four of them are mid-year enrollees.
about 1400 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail