Feb 5, 2014; Gardena, CA, USA; Junipero Serra high school cornerback Adoree Jackson poses for photos after he signs with the University of Southern California during national signing day at Junipero Serra High School. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

USC Football Recruiting: Class of 2014 Commitments

The 2014 USC football recruiting class began Signing Day by getting its first commitment from Florida cornerback Lamont Simmons and concluded with five-star athlete Juju Smith committing to the Trojans.

In between the two bookends, the Trojans got signed letters of intent from all other 12 verbal commits including tight end Bryce Dixon and offensive lineman Viane Talamaivao.  Steve Sarkisian’s nationally ranked class finishes with two five-stars, nine four-stars and eight three-stars.

The moments of suspense revolved around announcements from Adoree’ Jackson, Damien Mama and Smith.  According to Sarkisian, the coaches were unaware of who each prospect was set to announce for.

National Signing Day in 2014 was significantly less stressful than the de-commitment party that took place last year.  Aside from the anxious moments that came with the elite three’s commitments, Jackson provided some worry when his letter of intent was delayed in its arrival to USC. >>Read More

2014 USC Football Recruiting Class:

Head Coach: Steve Sarkisian
Average Star Rating: 3.68* (5th)
National Class Ranking:


Signed Early Enrollees (5):

Name Pos Rating HT/WT Location
Jordan Austin OL ★★★ 6-5/267 Claremont, CA
Jalen Greene QB ★★★ 6-3/195 Gardena, CA
Don Hill DE ★★★ 6-3/240 Boise, ID
Toa Lobendahn OL ★★★★ 6-3/290 La Habra, CA
Claude Pelon DT ★★★★ 6-5/285 Mesa, AZ


Signed on Signing Day (10):

Name Pos Rating HT/WT Location
Chris Brown OT ★★★★ 6-6/285 Los Angeles, CA
Bryce Dixon TE ★★★★ 6-4/230 Ventura, CA
Malik Dorton DE ★★★★ 6-3/227 Bellflower, CA
Ajene Harris ATH ★★★ 5-11/170 Los Angeles, CA
Rahshead Johnson CB ★★★★ 5-11/175 Long Beach, CA
Jonathan Lockett CB ★★★★ 5-11/172 Santa Ana, CA
Uchenna Nwosu DB ★★★ 6-2/185 Harbor City, CA
John Plattenburg CB ★★★ 5-11/187 Houston, TX
Viane Talamaivao OL ★★★★ 6-3/300 Corona, CA
Olajuwon Tucker DE ★★★★ 6-4/225 Gardena, CA

 * Ratings derived from Rivals.