Per Blair Angulo from ESPN, eight of USC’s class of 2013 commits plan to enroll at USC next spring.
With the way the scholarship situation is, as of now, two of those eight could count towards the Class of 2012 and the rest would go towards 2013.
The commits that plan to enroll early are:
QB Max Browne
FS Su’a Cravens
RB Justin Davis
DE Kylie Fitts
CB Chris Hawkins
RB Ty Isaac
WR Eldridge Massington
DT Kenny Bigelow
Some of these guys could really shake things up by coming to USC early. For example, Max Browne’s spring enrollment could mean that either of the current backups, Cody Kessler and Max Wittek, could transfer out of USC, depending on who does not win the competition for QB 2. RBs Davis and Isaac would immediately add more depth to that position, which is great for USC because at the end of this season, Curtis McNeal will graduate and Silas Redd could possibly leave as well.
Bigelow and Fitts’s early entry means that USC gets a head start on rebuilding its D-line, which is already pretty unexperienced for 2012, with DE Devon Kennard being sidelined to injury. Currently, only DT George Uko and DE Wes Horton have in-game experience, and Horton will be leaving at the end of the season. Likewise, Hawkins and Cravens will have the opportunity to establish themselves in USC’s secondary, which will lose at least five veteran players.
Furthermore, the fact that these eight guys have expressed intent to enroll early suggests that they all plan to keep their commitments, and put their name on the dotted line when National Signing Day.
USC has had its Class of 2013 roster set since July.
As of now, it would seem that at least eight of USC’s 15 commits have every intention of becoming Trojans. However, anything can still happen between now and February.