USC Signing Day 2015 Tracker, Live Blog and Open Thread


It’s USC Signing Day 2015. The Trojans enter with a lauded recruiting class, but they could wind up with the nation’s No. 1 class if things continue to go their way.

The class, which currently sits at 21 strong, looks to be bolstered by the potential signings of five-star cornerback Iman Marshall, five-star defensive lineman Rasheem Green and four-star linebacker John Houston. Should the Trojans sign all three, plus three-star defensive lineman Kevin Scott, it would be a second successive perfect Signing Day for head coach Steve Sarkisian.

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Last year, USC had a big day with the signings of Adoree’ Jackson, Damien Mama and Juju Smith. This year, Osa Masina got the ball rolling on January 23rd, followed by the wrangling in of five-star linebacker Porter Gustin yesterday morning.

Signing Day festivities begin on ESPNU live at 5:00 a.m Pacific and 8:00 a.m. for those of you in the Eastern time zone.

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We’ll have full coverage of Signing Day here at Reign of Troy, as we track all of the Trojans’ signings and live blog, in addition to generate conversation below in our comment section.

Stick a waffle in your toaster, grab a cup of coffee and make yourself at home. Welcome to Signing Day.

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Live Blog

4:00 pm: Marshall is in, and we’re all done here. The class is finished at 26.

2:24 pm: All LOIs are in…with the exception of Iman Marshall. There’s no indication of weirdness, but it’s worth noting nontheless.

2:00 pm: Just how good has USC’s recruiting class been? Both Rivals and Scout has the Trojans as the No. 1 class in the nation following the additions of Green, Houston, Marshall, Scott and Burnett today. It’s the first time the school has finished with a Top 5 class since 2011, the last class with a full allotment of scholarships before sanctions.

1:30 pm: Video of Iman Marshall making his decision to commit to USC leaked on Bleacher Report. In the video, the No. 1 cornerback in the nation arrived at the LA Coliseum, put on a USC cap and proclaimed to be a Trojan. Despite it leaking before his scheduled announcement on ESPNU’s Signing Day show, Marshall stuck through his word and put on another cardinal and gold cap. Read more >>

1:24 pm: USC picked up their second defensive lineman of the day in the form of three-star Kevin Scott out of Salesian. He picked the Trojans over Ole Miss and Miami on FOX Sports local Signing Day show on Prime Ticket. Read more >>

11:53 am: Boom! Boom! And Boom! In the last thirty minutes the Trojans have picked up commitments from defensive end Rasheem Green, linebacker John Houston and wide receiver Deontay Burnett, all from Serra. Burnett was a surprise flip from Michigan and will blueshirt.Read more on Green >>> Read more on Houston >>>Read more on Burnett >>>

10:31 am: Serra linebacker John Houston has told Lindsey Thiry of the LA Times that he’ll only have two hats on the table: USC and Oregon. That officially eliminates Oklahoma, Arizona State and Miami. Tweet >>

10:20 am: Both receiver De’Quan Hampton and defensive back Isaiah Langley have sent in their letters of intent. Now the Trojans have all 15 NLI’s that they were expecting, with offensive lineman Clayton Johnston as the omission. It’s expected that he’ll only sign a NLI if USC misses on defensive lineman Kevin Scott, otherwise he will be blueshirt.

8:26 am: There’s been a flurry on the fax line with Ykili Ross, Marvell Tell, Sam Darnold and Dominic Davis all coming through. At the moment, it looks like USC has all but two LOIs. De’Quan Hampton and Isaiah Langley are the two left, with Clayton Johnston expected to blueshirt.

8:10 am: It’s rapid fire on the fax line at the moment as Christian Rector, Jacob Daniel and Noah Jefferson all have tweeted photos of them sending in their letters of intent.

7:49 am: Two more in. Center Cole Smith and linebacker Porter Gustin both got their LOIs in to USC.

7:02 am: Masina is officially official and the LOIs from the California recruits should start coming in now.

6:48 am: Osa Masina tweeted out an instagram picture of himself signing for the Trojans (in a bucket hat no less). Still waiting for USC to make it official, but the five-star linebacker looks in. Read more>>>

6:02 am: OK, we take that back! The faxes are still streaming in. Next up is four-star tight end Tyler Petite. Read more >>

5:45 am: Signing No. 2 for the Trojans is the other back from Texas, Aca’Cedric Ware. It could be a while for the next LOI to come in, as 13 of the remaining 14 commits are in the Pacific time zone. Read more >>

5:39 am: Five-star tight end Chris Clark, a one-time USC target, picked UCLA over Michigan on ESPNU. The Trojans were in the mix for his services for a while, though the commitment of Tyler Petite, coupled with Alize Jones’s flip from UCLA to Notre Dame gave the Bruins a big edge and a solid pick up.

5:24 am: The first fax of the year has come roaring in, in the form of four-star running back Ronald Jones II out of McKinney, Texas. Read more >>

Letters of Intent Received (16):

Committed Blueshirts (2):

Early Enrollees (5):

The Big Board:

Rasheem GreenChoices: USC, Arizona State, MiamiAnnouncement: Picked USC

John HoustonChoices: USC, OregonAnnouncement: Picked USC

Iman MarshallChoices: USC, UCLA, Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan

Kevin ScottChoices: USC, Ole Miss, Miami

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