Signing Day - 2005

It's that time of year when Trojan fans get to wake up and find out what brand new presents are waiting for them as letter of intent signing day for the Class of 2005 is here. Click below for a guide to follow all the action of the day. <b>Updated - 1:15am (LA time)</b>

The Trojans have a chance to follow up their national championship season with another top ranked recruiting class today as this is the first day high school and junior college prospects can sign letters of intent for the 2005 season. USC is expected to sign approximately 20 prospects, with Michael Coleman and Kevin Ellison already enrolled for the spring semester, and they are well on their way to finishing off a class that will likely be among the top in the nation.

At this point in the day USC has 15 solid verbal commits:

QB Mark Sanchez
RB Michael Coleman
WR Patrick Turner
TE Charles Brown
OL Nick Howell
OL Kevin Myers
DL Averell Spicer
DL Gabe Long
DL Walker Ashley
LB Rey Maualuga
LB Kaluka Maiava
LB Brian Cushing
LB Luthur Brown
DB Will Harris
DB Kevin Thomas
DB Kevin Ellison
K Troy Van Blarcom

* Desean Jackon (WR, LB Poly) – will announce on Fox Sports West signing day show which is scheduled to air at 6:00pm on February 2nd. It's between USC and Cal.

* Erik Lorig (TE/H-back, Peninsula) – No time set for announcement. Erik is still choosing from between USC and Stanford.

* Kyle Moore (DL, Houston County) – Will announce on the Countdown to Signing Day show Wednesday, February 2nd on Fox Sports South. It's between USC and Miami with the Trojans heavily favored at this point.

* Cary Harris (CB, Notre Dame) – will also announce on the Fox Sports West show. Cary will choose from between USC, Cal and Oregon.

To follow all the recruiting action throughout the day you can go to the WeAreSC message boards, there will also be a chat room open all day on the premium board. publisher Garry Paskwietz will be a guest on the Petros Papadakis radio show at noon to discuss the happenings of the day (show can be heard at 1540am or via the net at

Fox Sports West signing day show Feb 2nd 6:00pm

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