USC defensive backs coach Keith Heyward is in Jacksonville, Florida today for an in-home visit with Lamont Simmons, a 2014 cornerback recruit out of Raines High School, according to Scott Schrader of 247 Sports and Fox Sports’ Greg Biggins.
#USC will be in the home tonight of Jacksonville (Fla.) Raines DB Lamont Simmons, OV this weekend and Trojans have very good shot here
— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) January 22, 2014
Simmons is a three-star cornerback, ranked by 247 Sports as 69th in the nation at his position. He was a Rutgers commit but decommited shortly after receiving an offer from USC and he is expected to pick the Trojans on signing day.
At 6-2, 185 pounds, he would add some much needed size to the unit at USC. He is scheduled to visit Los Angeles officially this weekend.
USC already has several cornerbacks committed in this class including Rahshead Johnson, Jonathan Lockett and John Plattenburg, though Johnson may end up at wide receiver. They’re also targeting Adoree Jackson, who could play either defense or offense.
However, corner is also a position of great need for the Trojans, especially with the departure of Torin Harris and the injury concerns that have plagued the position over the last couple of seasons, forcing safety Josh Shaw to fill in out of position.