USC Trojans Signing Day Open Thread


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Follow @ReignofTroySigning Day is finally here, and Reign of Troy is your one-stop destination for Trojans recruiting coverage. Going into the day, USC has 11 commitments for the Class of 2012, which leaves four spots for the Trojans to complete their sanctioned class of 15 signees.

Included in the 11 are Darreus Rogers and Pio Vatuvei who have wavered of late, with Rogers calling off a throwing session with USC players on Tuesday, as he’s considered to be looking towards a possible signing with Arizona State. Also included is Gerald Bowman, a JuCo Transfer who would have counted towards the Class of 2011, but has had to push back his enrollment, causing him to count for the class of 2012 and take one of USC’s scholarships.

11 Players Signed (updated 10:30am):Zach Banner (Signed LOI)Gerald Bowman (Signed LOI)Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick (Signed LOI)Jabari Ruffin (Signed LOI)Kevon Seymour (Signed LOI)Jaheel Pinner (Signed LOI)Jordan Simmons (Signed LOI)Max Tuerk (Signed LOI)Nelson Agholor (Signed LOI)Devian Shelton (Signed LOI)Leonard Williams (Signed LOI)

1 Player Committed (updated 10:30am):Darreus Rogers

1 Players Lost (updated 9:07am):Pio Vatuvei (Signed LOI with Washington)

Below are the targeted recruits the Trojans are after on Signing Day(plus Darreus Rogers), and we will be updating the thread throughout the day as the commitments come in. Be sure to check back as the day creeps along, and we encourage you to leave your thoughts below in the comment section.

Leonard Williams – DE – Daytona Beach, Florida (Mainland)Choices: USC, Florida, Florida StateAnnouncement: 8:00am

  • UPDATE 8:43am: Per Pedro Moura, Leonard Williams has committed to USC. According to ESPNU’s Tom Luginbill, Williams is a “monumental signing” for the Trojans. He’s a knee-jerk reaction to the departure of Nick Perry and is consensus 4-Star recruit.

Nelson Agholor – WR/RB – Tampa, Florida (Berkeley)Choices: USC, Florida Announcement: 9:20am on ESPNU

  • UPDATE 1:30am: Rumors circling on Twitter that Agholor is a USC silent commit.
  • UPDATE 9:15 am: Nelson Agholor has committed to USC, live on ESPNU. He’s the Trojans third 5-Star recruit after Jordan Simmons and Zach Banner.

Devian Shelton – DB – Inglewood, Califorina (Inglewood)Choices: USC, Oregon StateAnnouncement: 9:00am

  • UPDATE 9:15am: Committed to USC live at his announcement from Inglewood High School. His commitment leaves USC with just two open scholarships.

Kyle Dodson – OL – Cleveland, Ohio (Cleveland Heights)Choices: USCWisconsin, Ohio StateAnnouncement: 9:15am

  • UPDATE 9:47am: Dodson is headed to Ohio State, leaving the Trojans still with room for Kyle Murphy and Andrus Peat, should they pick the Trojans.

Andrus Peat – OL – Tempe, Arizona (Corona Del Sol)Choices: USC, Stanford, Nebraska Announcement: 10:35am on ESPNU

  • UPDATE 10:41am: Peat announces on ESPNU that he will be headed to Palo Alto, choosing Stanford over USC and Nebraska.

Kyle Murphy – OL – San Clemente, California (San Clemente)Choices: USC, Stanford Announcement: 1:30pm

  • UPDATE 1:45 pm: Murphy announces that we play his college ball at Stanford. This kind of came as a surprise to USC, but the Trojans still got 3 of 5 All-Americal West team O-Linemen, so they are fine.

Cyler Miles – QB- Denver, Colorado (Mullen)Choices: USC, WashingtonAnnouncement: 1:00 pm 

  • UPDATE 1:28 pm: Miles announces that he will stay committed to UW. Huge sigh of relief for Sark and the Huskies.

Darreus Rogers – WR – Carson, California (Carson)Choices: USC, Arizona StateAnnouncement: 12:00-2:00pm on Fox Sports West

  • UPDATE 4:29 pm: Rogers, as expected, confirmed his intentions to enroll at USC.

Bryce Treggs – WR – Bellflower, California (St. John Bosco)Choices: USC, Cal, UCLAAnnouncement: 12:00-2:00pm on Fox Sports West

  • UPDATE 3:30 pm: Per Fox Sports West, Treggs will make his announcement at 4:30 pm PST.

Aziz Shittu – DL – Atwater, California (Buhach Colony)Choices: USC, Stanford, UCLA, Cal Announcement: 2:00pm

  • UPDATE 2:33 pm: Shittu announces that he too will go to Stanford. Not surprising, as Stanford lost its entire OL.

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