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Presenting the War Room

This week the War Room is a mix of what we are hearing on the USC recruiting trail, word around campus on Rose Bowl preparations and a few decisions that will significantly impact the future of the program. (Five-star OL prospect Wyatt Davis pictured above)

More details of what is inside:

  • The very latest on Calabasas (Calif.) five-star Darnay Holmes and where he stands with USC.
  • Speaking of five-star prospects, we address some of the rumors surrounding Bellflower (Calif.) five-star offensive linemen Wyatt Davis.
  • USC has its quarterback commit for the class of 2017. Now will Jack Sears have an impact on recruiting the rest of the class going forward?
  • USC fans are waiting on Adoree Jackson and Juju Smith-Schuster’s decisions to stay in school or head to the NFL, but there are a couple of other non-seniors who have decisions to make as well.
  • USC senior tackle Zach Banner shares why Clay Helton helped him make the decision to return for his senior season. Could that approach help keep a couple of the guys mentioned above around another year?
  • Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast talks about trying to contain the explosive Penn State offense.
  • We take a look at the future of the USC offensive line now that Nathan Smith went down with a knee injury and won’t be available for spring football.
  • A couple of statistical reasons why USC basketball is one of only six undefeated teams left in the country.
  • Plus plenty more!


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