Now that USC's entire incoming freshman class has had an opportunity to get their feet wet in the team's summer workouts, here's a player-by-player look at how those new arrivals have looked so far, and where they're fitting in.
Here's a look at some of the major offseason storylines for a USC linebacker corps that, under the direction of a new position coach in Peter Sirmon, performed at a high level this spring as a key piece of the puzzle in defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox's 3-4 multiple-front scheme.
The Trojans currently have 15 commitments for 19 spots available in the Class of 2014 and early spring enrollments. Here is how the spots fill out for the commitments that have been made so far: QB (1) Jalen Greene RB (0) WR (1) Rahshead Johnson TE (1) Bryce Dixon OL (4) Viane Talamaivao, Toa Lobendahn, Chris Brown, Jordan Austin DL (3) Malik Dorton, Don Hill, Claudeson Pelon LB (2) Olajuwon Tucker, Uchenna Nwosu DB (3) Jonathan Lockett, Ajene Harris, John Plattenburg Greene, Lobendahn, Austin and Hill have already enrolled for the spring semester.
about 978 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
With the dead period in the rearview mirror, USC kicks off its first big recruiting event of the month on campus this weekend. Six verbal commits and three targets make up the list of visitors this weekend: No.
As the final stretch of recruiting begins for the 2014 class, USC is limited in the amount of scholarships left to give. The Trojans currently have 17 verbal commitments for 19 available slots, although there is speculation that there could be decommitments from current verbals coming, which would open up additional spots.
about 989 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | 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 1011 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
ESPN 300 offensive guard Damien Mama (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco) was a spectator to start the weekend, but he capped it with a championship trophy between his hands. Mama accompanied good friends and fellow USC targets John "JuJu" Smith (Long Beach, Calif.
about 1021 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
Recruiting had resembled a roller coaster ride for USC heading into the weekend showdown with crosstown rival UCLA. The Trojans experienced very early success in building the 2014 class before a slew of decommitments altered the outlook.
about 1028 days ago | Blair Angulo | On The Trail: West Region