Trojan recruiting update

Click on the story below for a position by position look at the updated recruiting list for the Trojans:

QB 

Rocky Hinds (6-4, 210) St. Bernard HS

A top athlete who grew up near USC and is a longtime Trojan fan.  Will pay attention to the depth chart and progress of JD Booty.  USC (offer), UCLA, Washington, ND.

Nate Longshore (6-5, 227) Canyon HS

A big, rugged QB with a strong arm.  USC has shown interest and he has offers so far from ASU, Colorado, Oregon State, Arizona and UNLV.

RB

Darius Walker (5-11, 195) Buford (GA) HS

Trojans offered last week and Walker says he will take a look.  A national recruit who will also consider ND, Neb, Ark, Stanford.  Ran for 1,986 yards on state title team. 

Tony Temple (5-10, 195) Rockhurst (MO) HS

Ran for 2,035 yards and 35 TD's last year.  USC, Miami, ND, K-State, Oklahoma, Iowa and others are on his list but will take his time with a decision. 

Marshawn Lynch (5-11, 195) Oakland Tech HS

A solid all-around back who impressed at the Northern California Nike Camp.  Favors Oregon at this point over USC and others. 

Sekeli Faaeteete (6-1, 210) San Leandro HS

A terrific athlete who can star at either FB or LB.  Ran for 800 yards with 12 TD's on offense, 90 tackles and 8 sacks on defense.  USC and Oregon lead UCLA and others.

WR 

Derrick Jones (6-1, 170) LB Poly HS

Speed, speed, speed.  Jones has been clocked at 10.4 and is considered a major deep threat.  The Trojans lead with Miami, Oregon and Florida State getting attention as well.

Fred Davis (6-4, 210) Rogers (OH) HS

One of the top receivers in the country with offers from USC, Miami, Oklahoma and Tennessee but the home-state Buckeyes are the team to beat.  Will trip to SC. 

Cameron Colvin (6-2, 195) DeLaSalle HS

An acrobatic receiver with good size who draws comparisons to Lynn Swann.  USC offered shortly after the NorCal Nike Camp and he favors Trojans and Michigan.

Anthony Vernaglia (6-4, 210) Orange Lutheran HS

Another athlete who could star at a variety of positions such as WR, TE or OLB.  Father played for Penn State and Lions are on the short list with USC (offer), UCLA and VA.

Michael Bumpus (5-11, 175) Culver City HS

All-around athlete has been called "simply a football player".  Had 75 catches for over 1,000 yards and 11 TD's last year.  USC, UCLA, Washington.      

Early Doucet (6-1, 205) St. Martinville (LA) HS

Now that Booty has moved on to USC, Doucet will be the top prospect in Louisiana this year.  An incredible QB who will play WR in college.  Has offers from USC, LSU, Miami, Florida, Texas and many more.

Lavelle Hawkins (5-11, 165) Edison HS

Hawkins has very good speed and performed well at the NorCal Nike Camp.  Had 53 catches for almost 1,000 yards and 14 TD's last year.  Cal and SDSU have offered with USC, Oregon and others in the mix. 

Quentin Chaney (6-6, 205) Washington (OK) HS

A top basketball player who is also being recruited by local schools Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

TE 

Zach Miller (6-4, 240) Desert Vista (AZ) HS

Generally considered the top pass catching TE prospect on the West Coast this year.  Caught 27 passes for 520 yards and 6 TD's last season.  Will choose from USC (offer), ASU, Miami, Stanford, UCLA and Washington.

Dale Thompson (6-4, 227) Santiago HS

A terrific blocker who started the majority of the season on the OL last year after suffering a hand injury early in the season.  Has offers from USC, UCLA, ASU, Colorado and Oregon.   

OL

Chilo Rachal (6-5, 288) Dominguez HS

Committed to the Trojans on May 29th as soon as he received the offer.  "To get to stay close to home and play for a great school with a great staff, what more could you want?  USC is on the rise and I know we'll be competing for National Championships there.  It was just a perfect fit for me."  Named 1st team All-State underclass last year.

Jeff Byers (6-4, 270) Loveland (CO) HS

Recruiting analysts are fairly unanimous in calling Byers the top OL in the nation this year.  Will likely play center in HS and is known for his technique and attitude.  Visited SC last week along with UCLA.  Stan, OK, Texas and CO. 

John Gibson (6-4, 240) St. Mary's HS

Athletic player who moved from TE to the OL because of his college potential on the line.  Moves well and finishes his blocks.  USC (favorite, grew up with Kyle Williams), Stanford and has offers from ASU and Northwestern. 

Jacob Hucko (6-7, 280) Cerritos HS

Cal, Washington and Oregon have offered this tall lineman with long arms.  Jacob is also a wrestler and his athleticism has drawn the attention of the Trojan coaches as well. 

Mark Gray (6-2, 270) Loyola HS

Fiery player who has been best OL at Loyola the past two years.  Is a Trojan fan who attended the lineman camp.

Geoffrey Schwartz (6-6, 298) Palisades HS

An unusual combination of size and athletic ability, Schwartz pitched the back end of a no-hitter recently for the Pali baseball team with Ed Orgeron watching from the stands.  Offers from Stanford and Arizona. 

Shannon Tevaga (6-4, 290) La Mirada HS

A powerful lineman who can star on either side of the ball but his HS coach says his future is on the OL. 

DL

Jeff Schweiger (6-5, 240) Valley Christian HS

His speed (4.56 40) makes Jeff the top DE prospect in the West and he has offers from his top 5 of USC, Miami, Oklahoma, Michigan and Notre Dame.  According to his HS coach "It's going to be hard to get him away from USC."

Thomas Herring (6-5, 290) Fremont HS

An impressive athlete with the potential to play DE, DT, OT or TE.  Has offers from USC, Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma and Florida State. 

Brigham Harwell (6-0, 245) Los Altos HS

Known as a pass rushing defensive end, he comes from the same HS as Trojan star Shaun Cody and he wears #84 in honor of Cody.  98 tackles and 25 sacks last year.  Will choose primarily from USC and UCLA.

Marlon Favorite (6-3, 310) West Jefferson (LA) HS

Another USC recruit from Louisiana, Favorite lists the Trojans, LSU and Colorado as his current leaders. 

Rhyan Anderson (6-5, 260) Oak Creek (WI) HS

Has 4.6 speed with 21 sacks last year to attract the attention of the USC staff.  Anderson says he will visit USC along with Oklahoma, Miami and Notre Dame.

Phillip Mbakagu (6-3, 250) Hayward HS

Named Junior all-American last year after 17 sacks.  

Norris Malele (6-2, 295) Carson HS

Eugene Germany (6-2, 248) Pomona HS

Jimmy Miller (6-5, 230) Westlake HS

LB

Keith Rivers (6-3, 220) Lake Mary (FL) HS

Could be the top prospect in the country, regardless of position.  Combines quickness with power in the mold of Derrick Brooks.  Grew up in SoCal and will come to Trojan camp at end of June.  USC leads FL, Mia, GA.

Brandon Siler (6-2, 206) Evans (FL) HS 

Another speedy FL linebacker, Siler has a short list that includes USC, Florida, Florida State and Georgia Tech.

Kyle Williams (6-2, 215) Bollinbrook (IL) HS

A four-year starter on both sides of the ball.  Had 88 tackles, 5 sacks and 6 picks last year.  Iowa leads Miami, USC, UCLA, Oklahoma and Ohio State.

Andrew Schantz (6-0, 220) Canyon HS

A solid showing at LA Nike Camp has drawn interest from USC, UCLA, Oregon and Washington.

DB

Scott Ware (6-2, 220) Santa Rosa Junior College

Ware was a virtual unknown in recruiting circles when he committed to the Trojans last May.  He's known as a big hitter with surprising speed for his size.

Randy Estes (6-2, 195) Los Alamitos HS

Considered one of the top prospects in the country, Randy would be an ideal fit roaming the secondary for the Pete Carroll defense.  Led his team to the CIF D1 title last year.  USC leads Miami, ND, Michigan and others.

Terrail Lambert (5-11, 190) St Bonaventure HS

Another highly ranked player from the Seraph program, Terrail impressed while winning MVP honors at the Nike Combine in May. USC and Michigan are his top two choices.

Ted Ginn (6-1, 165) Glenville (OH) HS

Ginn is a rare offer at corner for the Trojans and he says he will take a trip but Ohio State is considered a heavy favorite. 

Lamarr Herron (6-0, 190) Natamos HS

A physical presence who can star on either side of the ball.  USC (offer), Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas A&M.


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