Apr 14, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans defensive line coach Ed Orgeron at the 2012 spring game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

USC Football Recruiting: Trojans Hit the Trail With In-Home Visits


The regular season is barely over and the drive to reload is alive at well at USC, with the Trojans’ coaching staff taking several trips around the country for in-home visits since the Class of 2013 contact period for recruiting began on November 25th.

  • Jalen Ramsey had an in-home visit on Monday night from wide receivers coach Tee Martin, who is the head recruiter for the Tennessee and Kentucky region, in addition other areas within SEC country. Ramsey visited Coliseum on Saturday for the Notre Dame game and took in the Vista Murrieta vs. Rancho Cucamonga high school game on Friday to support fellow defensive back commits Su’a Cravens and Chris Hawkins.
  • Next up for Tee Martin is defense end commit Jason Hatcher from Louisville, Kentucky. Martin’s visit with Hatcher is scheduled for today.
  • Ty Isaac had a visit from USC’s special teams coordinator John Baxter on Monday night and it ‘went well’ according to ESPN’s Blair Angulo.
  • Eldridge Massington had a visit on Tuesday and judging by his tweets here, here and here, the visit appears to have been a success for Massington and the Trojans.
  • Michael Hutchings will host USC quarterbacks coach Clay Helton tonight for an in-home visit up north in Concord, while Helton caught up with running back Justin Davis on Monday in Stockton.
  • Eddie Vanderdoes will also get a visit from Helton, with his being on Thursday. Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron is also scheduled to visit the Placer defensive tackle, as he is set to stop by next week. Vanderdoes visited UCLA for the Stanford game on Saturday although according to Angulo, he will only open his recruitment if Orgeron were to leave USC.
  • This week, Orgeron is heading to the east coast where he will have in-home visits with USC commits and East Christian Academy teammates Kenny Bigelow and Khaliel Rodgers on Thursday.
  • On Tuesday, linebacker Trey Johnson was the first recruit to get an Orgeron visit this week, and it came on the same day he decommitted from Auburn.
  • Montravius Adams appears to be the Trojans’ biggest current target, despite the class being fully maxed out with 17 commitments for the time being. Orgeron will visit Adams today at his home in Vienna, Georgia, and also has a visit scheduled this week with top Auburn commit Carl Lawson, who resides in Alpharetta, just north of Atlanta.

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  • Thekatman

    If the USC rumors are true in that the USC Board of Trustees is suing the NCAA in light of recent developments with the Todd McNair case, Kiffin has been instructed to recruit 25 players for the 2013 season… USC must be very confident they will win the lawsuit, or the NCAA will settle out of court, and thus… reinstate the schollies, wins and the Heisman. Stay tuned sportsfans.

    • http://fansided.com/ Michael Castillo

      A lawsuit won’t reinstate the scholarships, especially since the NCAA is going to appeal with McNair and that case is still a year away from being settled. Any USC vs. NCAA case would take years to complete and sanctions would be long over. Plus, to win a case like that and have sanctions dropped, they would have 100% prove that the school had no knowledge of Bush’s benefits at all. With subpoena power a possibility in a court case, there’s a bunch of things that could surface that could damage SC. Both the NCAA and USC have skeletons in the closet, so the best thing for SC here is to just grin and bear it. The only thing that could happen is the NCAA deciding that the public hit is too strong that they relinquish sanctions/reinstate wins, but that would be a long shot if there is a huge outcry when the McNair documents surface next month.

  • RallyMonkeyUSA

    I wish USC would fire Lane Kiffin and hire Chris Petersen or Gary Patterson…however, I must admit that he is a masterful recruiter. Ed Orgeron and his staff do a magnificent job on the trail. Of course a lot of the success is due to the winning tradition of USC and the NFL factory that it has been. I hope we get Adams, Johnson and Lawson. That would be sweet.