USC's 2010 recruiting class high in quality

Yes, there are uncertainties going into this weekend because of the USC coaching changes, Lane Kiffin replacing Pete Carroll as head coach of the Trojans.

One thing is still the same -- the Trojans, as in several past seasons, hope to come on with a rush in the final weekends of recruiting. Just to refresh your memories, the crop already gathered by Carroll was among the best in the nation in terms of quality. Using the four-star rating system, two being the lowest and five the highest, the Trojans lead Scout.com's team rankings with a 4.14 average. Florida and Texas lead the over-all recruiting parade with 24 and 22 commitments, respectively, and are 4.0 in quality.

USC is much lower in team ranking because it has only 14. The Trojans are ranked 14th over-all nationally, but they will rank much higher when all the letters of intent arrive on Feb. 3.

We'll give you a quick rundown on how those who have committed to USC rank nationally at their positions in Scout.com's final player assessments:

Wide receiver--Roberts Woods No. 1, Kyle Prater No. 2.

Tight end--Xavier Grimble No. 1, Randall Telfer No. 6.

Running back--Dillon Baxter No. 4, D.J. Morgan No. 7.

Center--Giovanni Di Poalo No. 4.

Offensive guard--Dak Smith No. 90.

Quarterback--Jesse Scroggins No. 7.

Punter--Matt Darr No. 1.

Defensive tackle--George Uko No. 2.

Cornerback--Demetrius Wright No. 16, Anthony Brown No. 54.

Safety--Dion Bailey No. 20.

Florida and Texas each have eight players from Scout.com's Top 100 while USC has seven. All three schools have five players with five-star ratings.

Hope this helps prepare you for the weekend and letter-of-intent day.


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