USC represented at 'The Opening'

USC currently only has one commit in 'The Opening'... but lucky for the Trojans - he's one of their most active recruiters.

The Opening and Elite 11 Finals are set to take place on the Nike Campus in Beaverton (Ore.) July 5 - 11.

The invite-only elite summer camp roster continues to grow, now with less than 20-available invites for prospective athletes. The roster gets capped at 162.

As the roster continues to grow, so do the number of USC commits who have been invited to participate.

Joining future Trojan Chuma Edoga at The Opening will now be USC commits Ricky Town and Cameron Smith.

The Trojans toughest recruiting competition at The Opening? Well, it could be UCLA - the crosstown rival who is also making a strong push for some of the top SoCal, West Coast, and even national talent. The Bruins, however, only have one commit invited -- quarterback Josh Rosen.

USC commits in 'The Opening'
Chuma Edoga, offensive tackle
The Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern offensive tackle earned his invitation after a dominating performance at the Atlanta NFTC. He was the first USC commit to 'Get Open'.

The presence of Edoga at The Opening, 6-foot-3 277-pounds, will literally be huge for the Trojans on the field. It will also be great for USC off the field. Edoga is a loud and proud recruiter for the Trojans, he'll be in the ear of USC's top targets for days on end.

Cameron Smith, middle linebacker
Smith earned his invitation to The Opening after a strong performance at the Oakland NFTC. He was the 119th invitee to the elite camp.

The invitation happened to come the day after Smith committed to the Trojans, which means USC will have another recruiter on the Nike campus.

The Granite Bay (Calif.) middle linebacker originally thought he'd take all five of his official visits before making an announcement, but instead changed his mind and decided to make an early commitment to the Trojans, who he was favoring all along.

Ricky Town, quarterback
Last, but certainly not least. That's how Town will have to view his invitation to the Elite 11.

The USC commit earned his invitation after an improved performance at the Oregon NFTC. Town told Scout he's been battling a knee injury throughout the spring; an injury that undoubtedly hindered his performance at the SoCal Nike camp and thus delayed his invitation to compete against the nation's best/

Town's presence in Beaverton at The Opening will be huge for USC recruiting. Town told Scout at the SoCal Nike camp that coaches have certainly filled him in on who they want his assistance recruiting. There's no doubt Town is working as hard off the field as he is on it to help build one of the top 2015 recruiting classes around him.

USC offerees in 'The Opening'
Equanimeous St. Brown, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite WR
St. Brown, a Scout four-star receiver, was the 142nd invitee to The Opening.

He says he'll go through the recruiting process and will hold off on making an early decisions. St. Brown remains a top target on the Trojans board of 2015 receivers. USC is doing well with him, but so is Notre Dame, Stanford and UCLA.

Cordell Broadus, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman WR
Broadus, a Scout four-star recruit, recently said USC, Notre Dame, and UCLA are after him the hardest. It will be interesting to see in Beaverton who Broadus buddies-up with. USC and UCLA will both be represented at The Opening by their future quarterbacks, Ricky Town and Josh Rosen. Broadus is very open, especially on social media, about his friendship with Rosen -- and Scout insiders believe he's the Bruins to lose -- so any chance he is USC's to gain? He will be an interesting study at the elite camp.

John Burt, Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln WR
Right now, it seems Scout four-star receiver John Burt is more interested in staying near the South than traveling out West for school. With over 20 offers, including most of the SEC, he's a challenge for the Trojans. However, there are plenty of proven cases on USC's roster that the trip from Florida to SoCal is a friendly one (See: Leonard Williams, Nelson Agholor). Nike's camp is on the West Coast -- maybe it will show Burt that there's football West of the Mississippi, too? His two West Coast offers include the Trojans and UCLA.

C.J. Sanders, Brentwood (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy WR
Sanders committed to Notre Dame, choosing the Irish over Duke, Stanford, and USC.

Andre James, Herriman OL (Utah)
James, 6-foot-5 255-pounds, said the USC offer was huge for him. Now, the Utah native will have a chance to workout with some future Trojans at The Opening. He earned the 138th invitation to the event.

James recently spoke with Scout about six schools that seem to stand out in his recruitment including Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Utah.

Jashon Cornell, St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin Derham DE
With recent comments to Scout, it sounds as though USC is out of the mix for Cornell. "I think it's Michigan State, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan and UCLA all in the mix right now," Cornell said.

Ryan Newsome, Aledo (Tex.) WR
USC was late to jump in on the recruitment of Newsome, but they're starting to make up some ground.

Newsome recently took a visit to the West Coast, stopping by both Los Angeles schools, USC and UCLA. He told Scout he loved both trips and had a great time.

Newsome will be surrounded by the top West Coast prospects at The Opening, including the three USC commits. Will they be able to convince the four-star receiver that Troy is where he wants to be?

Semisi Uluave, Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou
Uluave is the latest 2015 recruit to pick up an offer from the Trojans and the USC offer comes about a month after Uluave earned his Opening invitation after the NorCal NFTC.

Though the Trojans are a little late to jump in on Uluave, he says he will ride the recruiting process through his five official visits, so they should have time to make up any lost ground.

Marvell Tell, Encino (Calif.) Crespi S
Marvell Tell is another top target for the Trojans. The Scout four-star and the No. 3 safety, will most likely take his time making a final decision, according to those close to his recruitment. Tell told Scout he will trim his list at the 'end of the school year'... which is right about, now.

Isaiah Langley, Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothills CB
Isaiah Langley was once listed as a receiver in Scout's database, but now the talented prospect is listed as the No. 10 rated cornerback in the nation. USC is thought to be a strong favorite of Langley. According to some close to the recruitment, the Langley's have been recruiting other stud NorCal players to USC, will Langley be recruiting for the Cardinal and Gold at The Opening? He told Scout he could possibly make a commitment at the camp.

Byron Cowart, Seffner (Fla.) Armwood DE
Cowart is close with the family of current Trojan Leon McQuay III. The five-star defensive end took a trip to USC this spring and will be a player USC guys will try to continue to recruit at The Opening. He was named the defensive line MVP at the Orlando NFTC.

Jovan Durante, Miami (Fla.) Norwood WR
Durante is verbally committed to West Virginia.

Deondre Farrier, Orlando (Fla.) Lake Nunes WR
Farrier is verbally committed to Florida.

Rasheem Green, Gardena (Calif.) Serra DE
Green is a top USC target and is believed to be heavily favoring the Trojans at this point in his recruitment. Will Green try to convince any of his buddies in Oregon that they want to wear Cardinal and Gold, too?

Dechaun Holiday, San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills CB Holiday, a Scout four-star, is also said to be leaning toward a Los Angeles school, but it is the one in Westwood. Holiday recently told Scout that Arizona, UCLA, and USC are recruiting him the hardest.

John Houston, Gardena (Calif.) Serra LB Houston, the high school teammate of Rasheem Green, is also a heavy Trojan lean. He's another prospect who will be playing on the Nike campus who could sway some prospects to Southern California.

Mitch Hyatt, Gwinnett (Ga.) North OL
Hyatt is verbally committed to Clemson.

Malik Jefferson, Mesquite (Tex.) Poteet LB

Jacquan Johnson, Miami (Fla.) Killian DB
Johnson told Scout Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, and Ohio State are recruiting him hardest at this point in his recruitment.

Christian Kirk, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro WR
Kirk remains atop USC's board of receivers in the 2015 class and the Trojans have a real shot at landing the out-of-state talent.

Kirk is not only a target of Trojan coaches, he's a target of Trojan QB commit Ricky Town. Town recently told Scout that he is constantly in the ear of the four-star receiver, persuading him to join the Trojans.

Kirk recently cut his list to ten, but Texas A&M is thought to be the current favorite. Can Town & Co. make up some ground for USC at The Opening?

Keisean Lucier-South, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran DL
If Lucier-South decides to stay in Los Angeles for school, it looks like it could be at UCLA. The five-star is said to be heavily favoring the Bruins. Could a few days away with USC commits change that?

Daylon Mack, Gladwater (Tex.) DT
Mack is a Texas A&M verbal commit.

Iman Marshall, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly DB
Iman 'Biggie' Marshall is still the top defensive back on the Trojans recruiting board. The former high school teammate of incoming Trojan Juju Smith, it will be interesting to see how Marshall's recruitment plays out.

Scout has the five-star prospect leaning toward USC, though he's often spotted wearing UCLA gear, and there's always chatter about Stanford.

Kahlil McKenzie, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle DT
McKenzie won MVP at the Oakland NFTC while blowing up the internet with his dominating performance. Not long ago, McKenzie released a list of his top 16 schools. Not long after that, he narrowed it down to two: Tennessee and Arizona. USC will want to hope, after being listed as his No. 3 favorite, that McKenzie decides to leave the Pac-12.

Roquan Smith, Macon County (Ga.) Montezuma LB
USC appears to no longer be in the running for Roquan Smith, since picking up a commitment from Scout's top-rated middle linebacker in 2015, Cameron Smith. Roquan Smith told Scout, "Florida, Georgia, LSU, UCLA, and Auburn" are amongst programs he's considering.

Josh Sweat, Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith DL
Sweat, a Scout five-star, has nearly every offer imaginable. The No. 2 defensive end in 2015 and the No. 6 player in the Scout 100, Sweat told Scout in April that he wanted to make a visit to the West Coast. "When I go to the Nike Opening," he said, "I want to visit Oregon and USC - and maybe UCLA."

Eugene (Ore.) is an hour and a half drive south on the I-5, USC is a bit further, so we'll see if Sweat makes it to SoCal or not. But, it's got to be a good sign that Cardinal and Gold is on his mind while sitting at home in Chesapeake (Va.).

Deionte Thompson, Orange (Tex.) West-Orange Stark DB
Thompson is verbally committed to Alabama.

Kevin Toliver, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian DB
Toliver is verbally committed to LSU.

Keenan Walker, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral OT
Walker is verbally committed to Arizona.

Dexter Williams, Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange RB
Williams is verbally committed to Miami, but it is believed he is a soft commit and could potentially flip to USC before National Signing Day.

USC recruits in 'The Opening'
Frank Buncom, San Diego (Calif.) St Augustine DB
Ben Humphreys, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei LB
Trent Irwin, Newhall (Calif.) Hart WR

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