Ranked as the #1 corner in the nation and that is a position of need in this class. It will likely be a longshot, however, for the Trojans to have a chance on this one as Eugene is leaning heavily to the home state LSU Tigers at this point. You never know what might happen on a USC visit though.
OL Sam Young (St Thomas Aquinas HS, FL)
Young is one of the elite players in the country at another position of need for the Trojans. With Young and Steve Schilling on this visit, USC has two prime targets that could go a long way with impacting the overall success of the class. Sam is also considering ND, Michigan, Florida and Miami.
DB Taylor Mays (O'Dea HS, WA),
Taylor, who gave a verbal to USC in August, is currently ranked as the #2 safety in the country and there are some who even think he could end up on offense in college. Regardless, he's a terrific athlete with tremendous size and it will be good to have him on the trip with fellow state of WA recruit Schilling.
OL Steve Schilling (Bellevue HS, WA)
There are some who think Schilling is the best offensive lineman in the nation and, after seeing him dominate against LB Poly earlier in the year, he certainly is the kind of rare talent who can have a big impact on the SC O-line. Steve was thought to be favoring other schools earlier this fall but the Trojans have made up a lot of ground and this could be a critical weekend for him.
ATH C.J. Gable (Sylmar HS)
There aren't too many questions about the value of Gable, the only question is where he will play once he gets to college. He seems OK with playing wherever the coaches want him to play and right now he's consistently calling himself a heavy lean to the Trojans. This would be a terrific pick-up on either side of the ball.
DL Derrick Hill (McClymonds HS)
Hill is one of the more physical interior defensive linemen in this class but lately he had been indicating that he is leaning toward staying local and playing at Cal. Along with the recent verbal commit from his teammate Josh Tatum to USC, this recruiting weekend will be the best shot the coaches have of bringing Hill in.
ATH Anthony McCoy (Bullard HS)
Anthony gave his verbal commitment to the Trojans last week and this talented athlete is another guy who could end up at multiple positions in college. He will come in as a wide receiver but tight end or defensive end could also be future options.
RB Stanley Havili (Cottonwood HS, UT)
A late addition to the trip list, Havili only schedule the visit in recent weeks as interest from the Trojans picked up to bring him in as a potential fullback. Stanley has been looking at Cal, Oregon, BYU and Arizona State.
DL Alex Parsons (Woodbridge HS)
Parsons recently indicated that his final three choices are USC, Kentucky (brother plays there) and Arizona. Alex is a high intensity player who could also end up as an offensive lineman.
WR Travon Patterson (LB Poly HS)
Travon fits the mold of the slot receiver the Trojans have been trying to find for the past several years. He has very good speed and elusiveness, could also be a factor as a return man.
TE Gerald Washington (Chaffey College)
Washington wowed the Trojan coaches last spring with his performance at a JC combine, a quick USC offer was followed by a quick verbal and this will be the first extended look Washington will have at the university.
LB Sergio Kindle
Kindle is ranked as the #1 linebacker in the nation and he's been a commit to Texas since last spring. The Trojan coaches have stayed in contact, however, and he was a late addition to the trip list.