USC's receiver class is set after the nation's top receiver, Tyler Vaughns, and La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat teammate Trevon Sidney both signed their National Letters of Intent during a ceremony at the school's gymnasium.
The Bishop Amat duo gives the Trojans five receivers in the 2016 recruiting class, pending the announcement of Saraland (Ala.) three-star Velus Jones. But none is rated as high at the receiver position as Vaughns, who is the No. 31 overall prospect in the Scout 300 after catching 84 passes for 1319 yards and 13 touchdowns. Early enrollee Michael Pittman, the No. 29 overall player, is another five-star recruit that will play wideout for USC, but he is listed as an athlete, which leaves Vaughns to be the top receiver.
Sidney is also listed as an athlete, but has said he will be begin on the offensive side of the ball for the Trojans. Sidney, a 5-foot-11, 161-pound slot receiver, is the No. 6 athlete in the state of California and the No. 211 overall prospect in the Scout Top 300. Sidney lit up the summer circuit showing an innate abilty to find open spaces and create separation despite not having elite measurables.
Unfortunately, Sidney has struggled to stay healthy when he's put the pads on. He was nicked up most of his senior season, playing in eight of the Lancers' 13 games. He caught 31 passes for 400 yards (12.9 avg) and six touchdowns after having 38 catches for 540 yards and three touchdowns as a junior.
Vaughns and Sidney will join a receiver group that returns a number of experienced veterans that will be pushed by the young crop of pass catchers that will be on campus in the fall. Vaughns could also see a different type of spring action as he has said that he plans to try to play baseball as well while at USC.
Here are some Tyler Vaughns highlights from U.S. Army All-American Bowl practice and his senior season:
And Trevon Sidney highlights:
Also, check out our quick glance at the 2016 USC Trojans recruiting class to see the latest updates on who has signed.