USC football recruiting entered the final stretch this weekend, hosting visitors from around the country as they work to finish out the 2016 class.
As the USC football recruiting class of 2016 nears completion, the Trojans hosted several major recruiting targets on campus this weekend including Quinn Nordin, Jamel Cook, Keyshawn “Pie” Young, Devin Asiasi and Boss Tagaloa.
Per usual, Twitter was the place for updates on the final recruiting weekend of the season.
New defensive backs coach Ronnie Bradford, whose Twitter game has been one of the highlights of the recruiting period, signaled the level of excitement around USC.
Cook, the four-star defender from Miami, Florida, used emoji to announce his departure for and arrival in the Golden State.
Though Cook is a Florida State commit, the Trojans are hoping to flip the 6-foot-4, 190 pound athlete.
Fellow Floridian recruit Keyshawn “Pie” Young also made the trip out to California this week. Like Cook, Young opted for expression via emoji.
Later, Young tweeted out a picture of himself in a USC jersey.
The Trojans also welcomed De La Salle’s Asiasi and Tagaloa, who took in USC’s victory over Washington at the Galen Center.
Asiasi is a four-star tight end and defensive end who could give USC a major boost at two different positions of need. His teammate, Tagaloa, is also a four-star at defensive tackle.
USC’s hiring of John Baxter as special teams coach opened the door for the Trojans to pursue Quinn Nordin, the nation’s top kicker. His kicking coach tweeted out a picture of Nordin with Trojan head coach Clay Helton.
In addition to the 2016 official visitors, the Trojans looked to the future as Oaks Chrisitan quarterback Matt Corral, a 2018 prospect, took in the McKay Center on an unofficial visit.
Finally, the Trojans’ newest hire, defensive line coach Kenechi Udeze marked the weekend with a string of five pictures which encapsulate USC’s strongest recruiting pitch — success.
Udeze followed up the images with one message: “Numbers don’t lie.”
The Trojans currently have 13 commits for the 2016 class out of 20 available spots. With Signing Day looming on Wednesday, it should be an exciting few days as the busiest time of the recruiting cycle gets into full swing.