Recruiting is back in the news at USC, as Steve Sarkisian has wrangled in another four-star recruit to the Class of 2015. Today it comes in the form of Cameron Smith, a 6-foot-2, 240 pound inside linebacker out of Granite Bay High School in Northern California. Greg Biggins of Scout broke the news following Sarkisian’s commitment alert on Twitter.
— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) May 21, 2014
Smith is the eight commitment to USC’s class and the third in the last two weeks, joining linemen Roy Hemsley and Jacob Daniel. He’s the first linebacker in the class, as the Trojans have a glaring need, especially inside, with both projected starters –Hayes Pullard and Lamar Dawson– being seniors in 2014.
Back in February, Smith was one of several 2015 recruits invited to the Trojans’ Elite Junior Day, at which point USC became the potential favorite. He was offered a scholarship just days after, on February 13th.
With Smith in tow, USC now has 17 scholarships remaining in the 2015 class, with plenty of spots to focus on. The Trojans are expected to bring in at least two running backs, and are considered to be strong front-runner for defensive backs Iman Marshall and Isiah Langley.
For a full list of commitments in Sarkisian’s first full recruiting year at USC, click here.