There are three wide receivers in constant communication with the Trojan coaching staff although USC will more than likely only pick up two.
Carson High's Darreus Rogers was at the Trojans' first throwing session of the season Tuesday. Tampa (Fla.) Berkeley Preparatory's Nelson Agholor received a visit from head coach Lane Kiffin Monday. And California commit (and St. John Bosco product) Bryce Treggs will visit the USC campus Thursday.
It's coming down to the wire. Some of these young receivers have whittled off the Trojans radar, like one-time commit Jordan Payton out of Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian and Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey High's Jaydon Mickens. Payton will likely play at Washington and Mickens at Oklahoma State.
But you still are trying to shove a square into a triangle. So who will budge?
Some suspected Rogers is split between ASU and USC, after visiting the Sun Devils and enjoying it. But he told SCPlaybook the Trojans' throwing session went "really good," and that Robert Woods was giving him a lot of notes. If Rogers really wants to be the big fish in a small pond, he'll go with ASU. If he wants the competition, I expect he'll come to USC.
Agholor is probably barraged by coaching staffs in Florida this week, holding offers from Florida, Florida State and South Florida. The Tampa native and four-star two way player has long voiced interest in playing with the Trojans, but whether that materializes is another question. USC always seems to recruit at least one player from Florida in each class. T.J. Byrant was the player in 2008, Jawanza Starling in 2009, Nickell Robey in 2010 and Javorious ‘Buck' Allen in 2011. Maybe Agholor will be USC's guy in 2012.
Not so fast. There is a new player on USC's radar, five-star recruit Bryce Treggs, who is seriously considering the Trojans. Previously a huge Cal commit (and recruiter for the Golden Bears) the coaching changes have left Treggs looking at USC with a new eye. The interest from USC is clear, and Coach Polamalu has been calling Treggs quite frequently. But it's not clear at what level Treggs is being recruited compared to longtime targets Agholor and Rogers. Thursday's visit will be a good determination of both parties' respective interest, and give us some insight whether Treggs will pull the plug on Cal and come to Trojanland.
What I see happening: I think it's in Agholor's hands right now. I think Rogers will stick with USC, but I'd expect Agholor to fill the coaching staff in on which way he's leaning (many have reported his top two are USC and Florida). I'd expect USC go after Treggs hard if the Florida native doesn't express as great an interest leading up to Feb. 1.
Regardless, this next week will sure be interesting. Stay tuned as we find out further developments on all the recruits and positions.