USC Signing Day Forecast

Just as with a five day weather forecast, all predictions are subject to change up until signing day eve. Specific announcement times will also be updated accordingly. All times listed are PST.

Forecast | Feb. 3 | 6:00 a.m.

Commitment Percentage
Cook is currently committed to Florida State and has been committed to the Seminoles since last February. However, with recent official visits to Louisville and USC, Cook has given many the impression he is serious about weighing all of his options. USC was the last school to get a visit, but FSU will most likely get the last word in his recruitment. Cook visited Los Angeles with his good friend Keyshawn Young, and the two have discussed playing in the defensive backfield at USC together. But neither of Cook's parents made to trip to L.A., which could be a deciding factor.

51%



Forecast | Feb. 3 8:30 a.m.

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Murphy was quietly narrowing down his choices to Michigan and USC, but a last minute visit to Arizona State throws a bit of a curve ball into his recruitment. The Sun Devils appeared to be all but eliminated from consideration. Regardless of how much ground ASU made up with Murphy this weekend, it was an opportunity for the Sun Devils to try to -- at the very least -- keep Murphy away from USC. And Michigan doesn't need much help. Murphy's brother, Trent, played for Jim Harbaugh at Stanford. Having said that, Clay Helton has also garnered good reviews from Connor and his family. The Trojans graduated four defensive linemen with starting experience and offer Murphy a chance to play closer to home. Right now, we think the dark horse is leading by a nose.

70%



Forecast | Feb. 3 | 8:30 a.m.

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Rashan Gary officially visited USC two weeks ago, and while his mother called the trip a "game-changer," the Trojans have been battling the likes of Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson and Michigan down several full time coaches the past two months. The opposite is true of Michigan, who hired Gary's high school head coach Chris Partridge as a recruiting operations coordinator last year. Gary has been to Ann Arbor numerous times unofficially and has former teammates Jabrill Peppers and Juwann Bushell-Beatty at Michigan. USC has a puncher's chance because of the academics and big city angle working for them, but this would be Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson again.

10%



Forecast | Feb. 3 9:00 a.m.

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Long time Duck running back commitment Vavae Malepeai was set to visit USC a couple of times in the last two months, but canceled those previous trips. This past weekend, when no one was expecting it, Malepeai end u p on campus. The Ducks policy has been to discourage committed recruits from taking official visits to other schools, so now the ball is in Oregon's court. Will the Ducks tell the four-star U.S, Army All-American to go elsewhere, or will the Ducks try to make a last minute pitch for him to stay committed? Of course, sources close to this situation are implying the Ducks may have already lost out on Malepeai just for the simple fact that he visited Los Angeles when instructed by Oregon not to.

65%



Forecast | Feb. 3 | 10:00 a.m.

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Keyshawn Young has been eager to return to the West Coast since his trip to the B2G Sports Elite Camp in June. But until recently, most schools -- including USC -- viewed Young as a wide receiver prospect. Now USC is looking at the speedy three-star as a cornerback, which has completely changed the dynamic of his recruitment. With only four scholarship cornerbacks on the roster, the Trojans needs at that position are much more pressing. Young's final three choices consist of USC, Michigan and Louisville, so unlike with Cook, Young is ready to leave the Sunshine State to play college ball. However, there is the potential that an in-state school swoops in late to make things interesting.

75%



Forecast | Feb. 3 | 11:45 a.m.

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USC is the dark horse for E.J. Price, who officially visited Los Angeles back in December when the Trojans had no offensive line coach in place. He originally committed to Georgia, but backed off that pledge over the summer. Then Auburn and Michigan State jumped into the picture with Mark Richt's future in Athens in doubt. USC was one of the first schools to offer Price a scholarship last spring, and with Tee Martin as his lead recruiter, Price has had more stability in his relationship with the Trojans coaching staff than other recruits. Price is also originally from Michigan, so his Southern ties are not very strong.

55%



Forecast | Feb. 3 | 12:00 p.m.

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Asiasi will announce his decision live on ESPN at noon PST. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound tight end arrived at USC Saturday with much of his family. And unlike his teammate, Boss Tagaloa, Asiasi never visited UCLA unofficially and flew straight home after leaving campus. While Asaisi and Tagaloa have talked about playing together in college, it's clear that are considering their college options independently. With former USC tight ends coach Marques Tuiasosopo now at UCLA, the Bruins made up a lot of ground in Asiasi's recruitment. But the long time Trojan fan has always wanted to play in cardinal and gold. His family still pro-USC and his final official visit may have been just enough to steer him down the path he looked to be headed toward all along. The dark horse is Michigan, who has benefited from USC and UCLA fighting each other for Asiasi the past month.

45%



Forecast | Feb. 3 | 12:00 p.m.

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After not recruiting Tagalao for much of the summer and fall, USC offered the four-star defensive tackle a scholarship in December. Making a huge surge, it appeared Asiasi may actually help recruit Tagaloa to USC. But after their lead recruiter for USC, Marques Tuiasosopo, left to become the Bruin's quarterback coach across town, the Trojans momentum in recruiting the De La Salle duo was lost. Although he grew up a USC fan, Tagaloa was recruited harder and longer by UCLA. His unofficial visit to Westwood after his official visit to USC suggests where his allegiances still lie.

20%



Forecast | Feb. 3 | 1:00 p.m.

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After official visits to Ole Miss, Tennessee, Florida State and USC, there is no real consensus on where Kongbo may be leaning to. Kongbo was committed to Tennessee before backing off that pledge in December. Reading between the lines, some thought USC was in a great position to get his commitment seeing that the Trojans had just offered him a scholarship days earlier. But all four of his remain choices have good reasons to believe he is headed their way. For USC, Kongbo grew up on the West Coast in British Columbia and lists academics as an important factor in his decision. He has also developed a good relationship with new defensive line coach Kenchi Udeze is a short amount of time. Then again, three out of Kongbo's four remaining choices are schools located in the Southeast and none are ranked among the nation's 50 top academic institutions. USC is certainly the black sheep of the group in that respect.

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Forecast | Feb. 3 | 1:45 p.m.

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Jack Jones will announce his college decision with Texas A&M, Alabama and USC being his final three choices. While Jones officially visited both A&M and Alabama, he stated publicly he would not take a trip to USC. Whether he did or didn't officially visit USC this month, Jones has been on campus numerous times already, so that should not be a factor in his decision. What is a factor is Jones continued relationship with USC coaches and personnel despite an immense amount of turnover on the staff. Jones feels at home at USC and knows he has the opportunity to push for immediate playing time with only four scholarship cornerbacks returning in 2016. Jones will announce his college decision during a ceremony at Long Beach Poly Wednesday but there's a good chance he reveals his decision in the sequel to last year's blockbuster hit, "I'm here to stay, L.A."

80%



Forecast | Feb. 3 TBA

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White is an enigma wrapped in a riddle located in a secret bunker somewhere near Scranton (Pa.). White has a brother at West Virginia and his other brother, Kevin, starred for the Mountaineers before being a first round draft pick by the Chicago Bears. It was no surprise when Kyzir decided to commit to WVU as well. Yet, for the past couple of months, it seemed that White may end up at Penn State. But after he and his family made it out to USC three weeks ago, White looks more like a coin toss between the Trojans and Mountaineers. It's hard to tell if USC is recruiting Kyzir White or Keyser Soze.

30%



Forecast | Feb. 3 TBA

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Hailing from the same high school that landed USC Leonard Williams and Quinton Powell, Jachai Polite has been mum since his trip to Los Angeles two weeks ago. The hybrid defensive end led the state of Florida in sacks last season and earned a 6A First Team award. But Polite was rumored to be a dispensable commit for Florida at one point, which opened up the door for USC to recruit him out west. We know one thing; Polite says he will announce his final decision on a college Wednesday from Mainland High School.

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Forecast | Feb. 3 TBA

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Keyshon Camp and USC officially parted ways last weekend. While Camp has stated that he is no longer considering USC, sources tell a different story. At this point, Camp's best options appear to be Missouri and Pitt. Former Trojan defensive line coach Chris Wilson was recruiting Camp for Missouri, but as quickly as he arrived in Columbia (Mo.), Wilson left to take a job with the Philadelphia Eagles. Ohio State offered Camp a scholarship two weeks ago, but the Buckeyes are rumored to see him more as a back up plan. It wouldn't be a surprise if Camp ended up back with USC after the dust settles. USC has seven spots available and a lot can happen in the next 48 hours.

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Forecast | Feb. 3 | TBA

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The Trojans were the odds on favorite to land Tupai for much of the year, but the coaching turnover at USC severly handicapped their standing. Recruited by Marques Tuiasosopo and then Peter Sirmon, Tupai said he had not communicated with USC until special teams coach John Baxter visited him a week after the recruiting dead period. Now it appears Tupai will stay home and play for the Utes.

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