USC football has scored some big prospects on the first Wednesday of February. Here are the Trojans’ 10 best Signing Day recruiting wins.
Since the advent of the ESPNU Signing Day Special in 2006, the drama surrounding the last day of recruiting has only been heightened.
But heightened drama means bigger emotion, and there’s nothing better than seeing the happy moments of a Signing Day commitment pay off with actual production on the field.
So here’s a look at USC’s best Signing Day additions of the last 10 years, specifically, the recruits who made fans cheer as much when they got on the field as they did when they put on the USC hat:
10. Iman Marshall | 2015
In 2014, USC nabbed the nation’s No. 1 cornerback in Adoree’ Jackson. In 2015, the Trojans looked to strike gold for a second time by closing the deal with Long Beach Poly cornerback Iman Marshall. Marshall was also the top cornerback in the class, along with being the top player in California and the 4th-best prospect in the country.
USC was always the favorite to land Marshall, but there was the drama of uncertainty leading into his commitment announcement. Marshall took official visits to Florida State, Michigan and LSU, while UCLA was also looking to bring him in.
On Signing Day, he dropped a music video from Bleacher Report to announce his commitment to the Trojans, making all that worry for naught.
Marshall has another year to make an even bigger impression, but his first two years as a Trojan have produced good results. He started a freshman and continued to grow as a sophomore.
With Jackson on his way to the NFL in 2017, Marshall’s value couldn’t be higher. His presence gives USC a leg to stand on at cornerback even without the Thorpe Award winner.