Offensive recruiting update

Now that spring ball is coming to a close the Trojan coaches will soon be shifting their attention to recruiting with the upcoming one day camps and the May evaluation period. The camps will be held on April 24-25 and after that the coaches will head on the road for the month of May. Click below for a recap of some of the top offensive targets on the wish list for the Class of 2005:

QB

Ryan Perrilloux from Louisiana has received an offer from the Trojans and he is expected to be one of the top national recruits at this position. Ryan (photo) can do it all, he can run or throw and has a real strong arm. LSU, Florida, Florida State and Texas round out his top five in addition to the Trojans. A couple local guys who will also receive strong consideration are Mark Sanchez from Mission Viejo and Michael Coleman from Arroyo Valley. Sanchez plays for the highly ranked Diablo team where he is coached by Bob Johnson and his mechanics and completion percentage are solid. Mark attended several USC home games last season and is known to favor the Trojans. Coleman is known as a terrific athlete and Andre Rucker, father of Drean, has been telling WeAreSC about Coleman since last year as Rucker has seen him play several times and thinks he is a big time talent.

RB

Maurice Wells from Sandalwood HS in Florida is a scatback with lighting speed and agility. Last season he had over 3,000 rushing yards and also broke the state single game rushing record. Maurice has an offcr from USC and also lists Florida State, Georgia Tech, Ohio State and Maryland in addition to the Trojans. Marlon Lucky is a do-it-all back with shifty moves and excellent hands out of the backfield for the North Hollywood Huskies. Marlon (photo) likes USC and will also consider LSU, Arizona and Tennessee. A pair of out of state backs who have shown a lot of interest in the Trojans are Corey Robertson from Texas and Mike Brown from New Jersey. Mike will be in attendance at the skills camp later this month. Other local guys to watch include Jeremiah Johnson from Dorsey and Quaddir Brown from Elsinore. The Trojans will be looking to add a fullback in this class and Prince Hall from Moreno Valley has drawn a lot of interest despite being more well known as a linebacker. Others who have received interest are George Hypolite, who led Loyola to a CIF title last fall, along with Pat Roxas (Orange Lutheran) and James Brunt (Mater Dei).

WR

There are plenty of talented receivers to look at this year with a strong contingent of local players on the wish list. Jeremy Childs has been a contributor in the high powered Los Alamitos offense since he was a freshman and Jeremy is a smooth receiver who is similar to Steve Smith. Childs has attended a USC spring practice and will consider the Trojans along with UCLA, Florida, Miami, Oklahoma and Cal. Gavin Ketchum has USC family ties (uncle Tom Selleck played volleyball for the Trojans) and Gavin is a tall, lanky player with good hands. Austin Usher is 6-3, 210 and has scholarship offers so far from Oregon, ASU and Arizona but he is also interested in USC, UCLA and Oregon State (brother on the team). David Gettis was the California state 400 meter champion last year as a sophomore and is having another strong track season this year. David is a longtime Trojan fan who has dreamed of running out of the Coliseum tunnel, he will also look at UCLA, Oregon, Washington and Oklahoma. DeSean Jackson is the latest Poly receiver to draw attention and he's also a terrific baseball prospect. Jesse Canada has an offer from Pitt but also likes the Trojans. USC will look out of state at several key recruits including Fred Rouse (photo), an acrobatic player from Lincoln HS in Tallahassee who is among the best overall prospects in the nation and has offers from all the top schools, and Malcolm Kelly, a Texas star who averaged over 30 yards per reception last season. One top national prospect who is starting to receive more attention from USC is Derrick Williams from Maryland.

TE

There are two tight ends who stand out so far this year. Edward Dickson from Bellflower is an athlete in the mold of Tony Gonzales, Edward is also an excellent basketball player, and his coach calls him a Southern California kid who will likely stay at home to play for either USC or UCLA. DajLeon Farr (photo) is another recruit from Texas who has caught the eye of the Trojan staff and he has offers so far from schools such as LSU, Miami, Oklahoma and Texas. Erik Lorig is a multi-talented player from Peninsula who can play several positions but right now the Trojans are looking at him primarily for tight end. Lance Bordeleau attended USC home games last season and was also at the Junior Day last month.

OL

It looks to be a very good year for offensive linemen and we already received a spring visit from one of the best in the nation in Dan Doering. Dan liked what he saw from the Trojans on his visit last month and the offer from USC impressed his family and friends considering it came from the national champions who are 2000 miles away from home. Another out of state recruit who is at the top of the wish list is Eugene Monroe from New Jersey. Monroe (photo) has everything you are looking for in a tackle but so far he is giving indications that he might be staying close to home for college. He has offers from schools such as USC and Miami but is favoring Maryland, Rutgers and Virginia at this point. Among the local guys are Eben Britton, an athletic lineman who has offers from UCLA, Oregon and Arizona State. Charles Brown attended the USC 4-day camp last year and has visited practices this spring as well. The coaches at Mission Viejo have been saying since last fall that Kevin Bemoll has the potential to be better than Drew Radovich, so far Kevin has an offer from LSU and he will also consider USC, Boston College and the Florida schools. Rodney Picou is a longtime Trojan fan who also attended the 4-day camp last summer and he will look at USC, Oregon, Florida State, Arizona State and UCLA. Others on the wish list include Nick Howell, son of Pat, and Kevin Meagher.


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