Steve Sarkisian may have secured a big commitment for the 2015 class on Saturday, but the Trojan coach still has plenty of work to do before Feb. 5 as several elite prospects remain up for grabs.
Scout.com’s Greg Biggins and Brandon Huffman have the Trojans finishing with four commitments from players in the Scout 300:
- No. 6 Adoree’ Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Junipero Serra)
- No. 10 John ‘Juju’ Smith (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly)
- No. 39 Damien Mama (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco)
- No. 156 Bryce Dixon (Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure)
Signing any of the four, much less all of them, would be a tremendous collection of talent for Sarkisian to close with.
However, Biggins and Huffman also have the Trojans losing out on two prep players that the coaching staff has made a recent push for.
Safety and No. 45 ranked Budda Baker (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue), who recently de-committed from Oregon, is predicted by Biggins to sign with UCLA, where Huffman has joining Washington.
Baker’s familiarity with what is now the Trojans’ coaching staff has them in his final three, but that doesn’t appear to be enough to get Baker’s commitment.
Also projected to sign elsewhere is wide receiver and No. 48 ranked Michiah Quick (Fresno, Calif./Central East). Both Biggins and Huffman have Quick joining Oklahoma’s 2014 class.
Potentially losing out on gifted Baker and Quick would be a disappointment for the Trojans, but considering the limited scholarships and who the Scout analysts predict they will sign, the 2014 class could still be littered with plenty of talent.