Tate Martell Seems to Really Love USC and More USC Football News


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First Take…

There is little doubt that Tate Martell sits atop Steve Sarkisian’s wishlist right now, especially after swinging and missing on a couple of fastballs in the form of Shea Patterson and K.J. Costello of the 2016 class.

Martell was on hand for the Trojans’ spring game on Saturday along with his brother Tyjon Lindsey, tweeting up a storm on his unofficial visit and raving about it every step of the way.

Now, having gone back home to Las Vegas, Martell is still all USC on Twitter. The highly touted quarterback tweeted affectionately on Monday night about a recruiting call with Trojans offensive coordinator Clay Helton.

If you didn’t know any better, you’d think that he’s wanting to commit to the 2017 recruiting class right now, joining running back Stephen Carr.

And while he might, there’s the possibility that he’s positioning himself in the drivers seat more than anything. At least for now.

In addition to Martell, USC is recruiting Hawaii quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who stopped on campus earlier this spring and raved about the Trojans just as much as Martell has.

SEE ALSO: Commitments in USC’s 2016 recruiting class

After missing on Patterson and Costello, it would seem to be paramount that Sarkisian lands one of the two in 2017. Both have high praise behind them and plenty of attention from a host of schools.

Yet it’s probably unlikely that USC will recruit two quarterbacks in the same recruiting class again, especially of such quality as Martell and Tagovailoa.

So for now, perception is everything. The Trojans are in a good place, as the two highly coveted recruits continue to fawn over Troy as a destination.

Who commits first? We’ll have to wait and see.

And Ten Links…

  1. The NCAA is going to fight to the deal to conceal information in the Todd McNair case, which is ironically why they hit USC so hard in the first place: not disclosing information. (USCFootball.com)
  2. Spring camp is all over and done with after Saturday’s spring showcase. Lindsey Thiry and Gary Klein had their takeaways, including a look at a pair of improving quarterbacks. (LA Times)
  3. Jacob Freedman of Neon Tommy is all in on USC this year, as he says that this 2015 team is worth the hype. (Neon Tommy)
  4. It’s no secret that both the Trojans are Bruins are on the uptick. Ian Boyd of SB Nation ponders if both programs can survive each other. (SB Nation)
  5. The video guys over at B/R have a look at which former 5-stars on USC’s roster are finally ready for a breakout season. (Bleacher Report)
  6. Nelson Agholor continues to rise up draft boards and is getting first round talk for the first time. Could Pete Carroll’s Seahawks be his selector? (ESPN Seattle)
  7. USC hasn’t won a national title this year yet but one could be coming. Sand Volleyball is still undefeated. (Daily Trojan)
  8. The Trojans lost to UCLA on the diamond this past weekend, but it was an exciting series with plenty of familiar faces. (The Ripsit Blog)
  9. Per a report, one has a tougher schedule in the next five seasons than Texas. Part of that reason? The Horns play USC in 2017 and 2018. (Dallas Morning News)
  10. In a really cool move, USC’s opening day opponent Arkansas State will have a woman head coach in their spring game as a result of a fan auction. (CFT)

Stat of the Day:

USC holds the record of NFL Draft picks, with 487 Trojans selected throughout history. That could get tested this year however, as Notre Dame is right behind the Trojans at 485.

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