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Lancers turned Trojans

Bishop Amat receiving duo Tyler Vaughns and Trevon Sidney are two of five players in the 2016 class projected to play wide out at USC next fall.

Bishop Amat High School is home to two of the nation’s top wide receiver recruits and two future Trojans.

Wednesday, five-star Tyler Vaughns joined his teammate and four-star athlete Trevon Sidney as a member of the Trojans 2016 class.

“It’s great to know that he’s coming to USC,” said Sidney. “I kind of knew, but he never really told me where he was going.

“It’s going to be great. It’s going to be like this year where I’ll probably be in the slot and he’ll be out wide. I think we’ll take attention away from each other. The coaches say they’ll find a way to get everyone the ball, and they know what they have in each guy committed.”

Sidney broke down USC’s new commit in Vaughns from field level.

“He’s got great hands and he’s a great possession receiver,” said Sidney. “If you ever need a play, he’s the guy to go to. He has good size and he bodies up people well. He’s just a great receiver.”

While Vaughns and Sidney never sat down and spoke about playing together in college, the two bring very different talents to the fold.

At 6-foot-2, 180-pounds, Vaughns is the high flying, lanky possession receiver who always seems to be in the right position to win a jump ball.

At 5-foot-10, 175-pounds, Sidney has cat-like quickness in the open field and ninja like acrobatics with the football in the air.

“We feed off each other,” said Vaughns. “Here at Bishop, it kind of hard to double team both of us.

“I don’t mind taking a backseat if my other teammate has to eat. They can’t double team us both, so if we’re both in the game we’re going to do damage.”

Last season Vaughns did damage catching 83 passes for 1183-yards and 12 touchdowns. Sidney, playing wide out, quarterback and cornerback, he had 38 receptions for 540-yards and three scores. On defense Sidney had 47 tackles and four interceptions.

If USC can hang in to its wide receiver class for 2016, it should end up rating as the No. 1 group nationally.

“I see things playing out pretty good,” said Sidney. “I’m pretty strong with SC. I just want to go to other places just to see what out there. I haven’t really seen anything outside of California. 

“I’m pretty sure I’ll end up at SC though. I haven’t had any other colleges get back to me on visits yet, so I don’t even know if I’ll be taking officials. I’d like to get up to Michigan, Notre Dame and Washington, but we’ll see.”

Vaughns, who has talked about visiting Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and Washington, may also end up not entertaining interest from other schools.

“I haven’t talked to any coaches about visits yet,” said Vaughns. “I’m not really sure if that’s what I’ll do.

“The class USC has coming in now is great. The coaches think it might be their best one yet because there are so many athletes coming out. It’s going to be a great feeling knowing we have a solid team for years to come.” Top Stories