Rising Stars Camp Preview

Several of the nation's top high school football prospects will be on the USC campus tomorrow for the beginning of USC's Rising Stars Camp. The two-day camp will display the nation's top recruits going head-to-head at Howard Jones Field.

Several of the nation's top high school football prospects will be on the USC campus tomorrow for the beginning of USC's Rising Stars Camp. The two-day camp will display the nation's top recruits going head-to-head at Howard Jones Field.


Matt Barkley
Pete Carroll and the USC staff will get a first-hand look at Scout's top-rated quarterback, Matt Barkley, throwing passes to receivers like Alshon Jeffrey, Marlon Brown and De'Von Flournoy.

USC running back coach Todd McNair will keep a close eye on USC commit Patrick Hall going through drills alongside other talented backs such as Tyler Gaffney, Dasarte Yarnway, Dillon Baxter and D.J. Morgan.

Tight end coach Brennan Carroll will be busy watching the Scout's No.1 tight end, Morrell Presley, in one-on-one drills against linebackers like Marquis Simmons and safeties T.J. McDonald and Chris Metcalf, all of which are members of USC's 2009 recruiting class.

Pat Ruel, who is widely regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in college football couldn't be more thrilled about the chance to watch Kevin Graf, John Martinez, Xavier Su'a-Filo, Stan Hasiak and Taylor Lewan battling in the trenches.


Devon Kennard
While Coach Morton has a stable of playmaking receivers to couple with ultra-talented Matt Barkley, Rocky Seto can call on many impressive defensive backs, including Scout's top cornerback, Cliff Harris, Dietrich Riley, T.J. McDonald, Chris Metcalf, Tevin McDonald, James Johnson, Adam Hall and Chris Hill to shut them down.

Defensive coordinator Nick Holt will get to test a group of defensive linemen that is headlined by a pair of outstanding defensive ends in Devon Kennard and Craig Roh.

USC linebacker coach Ken Norton, along with a talented group of linebackers, which includes Marquis Simmons, Kevin Greene and Chris Martin will set the tone on the defensive side of the ball with their intensity.

The talent that will be on display at the Rising Stars Camp on Wednesday and Thursday is truly an amazing collection of prospects that you could only see at a USC camp.

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