Scout Ranking: #5 Safety
For the second year in a row, Pete Carroll was able to land a highly touted defensive back from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Florida. Last year, it was T.J. Bryant and in 2009, the Trojans secured the commitment of safety Jawanza Starling. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound safety is a very physical player with great closing speed and looks comfortable in coverage.
Starling is also a very talented baseball player.
Reason for Choosing USC: "It just seemed like it would be the best fit for me, not only athletically but academically. Coach Carroll has been so supportive of me. The guy is amazing. He has supported me through this whole process and everything. I just knew USC was where I wanted to be."
USC commit Jawanza Starling was Scout's No.5 safety recruit.
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