Trojan Summer Camp report

The Trojan coaches are in the process of holding their annual camp right now and there are several top recruits in attendance.

The Trojans coaches are in the process of holding their annual camp right now and there are several top players in attendance who are being recruited by USC.

One player who has already given a verbal commit to the Trojans is Granite Bay safety Dallas Sartz and he is an excellent athlete. Dallas is easily 6-5 and there has been a lot of talk about him possibly moving up to linebacker but he will need to add a lot of weight to make that kind of position switch. What he does possess for a safety is speed, agility and the natural ability to hit people but since the camp does not feature full contact we were not able to see him hit. The films from last season show how he explodes on impact and you could see in the drills yesterday how mobile and flexible he is which translates well onto the football field. He did work with both the safeties and the linebackers during drills but one thing that is clear is that the Trojans have picked up a solid player in Sartz no matter which position he plays.

FB Brandon Hancock from Clovis West is one of the more physically imposing high school RB's you will see with his mammoth upper body and he also showed surprisingly good footwork during the drills. Brandon has suffered a variety of injuries during his high school career and there is concern among some college coaches about his durability but the Trojan coaches like what they saw at the Nike Camp and his performance in the camp yesterday could help lead to an offer. Brandon has indicated that USC is a school he will seriously consider and he would be a great addition to this recruiting class even though he would come in primarily as a fullback in the Chow offense who would be used a lot since he has blocking and catching skills. He was talking and laughing with Matt Cassel and Charlie Landrigan on the sidelines during one break in the action.

Another RB who looked good is Loren Wade from Serra HS and he could star on either side of the ball in college although his first priority is as a RB. His mother works on the USC campus and so the Trojans would be a logical choice for this back who runs hard. QB Isaiah Stanback from Garfield HS in Washington is an excellent athlete who has the potential to star in either football or baseball and he reminded Petros Papadakis of former USC QB Quincy Woods. Stanback has good height at 6-3 and is the type of leader you want in a QB as he is the player that the other campers were following around during break sessions.

A defensive end from Hawaii who has risen on the Trojan wish list is Donnie Mateaki from Iolani HS. Donnie is 6-5, 240 and is very thick and muscular with tremendous explosion. Ed Orgeron wants defensive ends with good size and Mateaki has both the size and speed to get the job done as a pass rushing end. OL Jake Kuresa from Mountaincrest HS in Utah showed up during spring ball at a Trojan practice and lists USC as his co-leader along with BYU. Kuresa is a solid 6-4, 300 and has excellent footwork. A wide receiver to keep an eye on is Anthony Randolph from LB Wilson who is 6-3, 185 and has very good fundamentals. Top Stories