USC Signing Day 2017: Grading the Trojans’ Recruiting Class

Feb 1, 2017; Austin, TX, USA; Levi Jones announces his commitment to the University of Southern California during National Signing Day at Westlake High School. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 1, 2017; Austin, TX, USA; Levi Jones announces his commitment to the University of Southern California during National Signing Day at Westlake High School. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 10, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; USC Trojans head coach Clay Helton celebrates with wide receiver Jalen Greene (10) after a NCAA football game against the Utah State Aggies at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated Utah State 45-7. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 10, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; USC Trojans head coach Clay Helton celebrates with wide receiver Jalen Greene (10) after a NCAA football game against the Utah State Aggies at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated Utah State 45-7. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

USC Signing Day 2017 could hardly have gone better for the Trojans, who closed on an elite recruiting class which fills holes at just about every position.

There’s no question that USC Signing Day 2017 lived up to all the hype as the Trojans locked in a Top 5 class on the back of six major victories on the final day of the recruiting cycle.

But just how well the USC come out in each unit and area of need when it comes to 2017 and beyond?

Here’s how each unit graded out in the recruiting race:

A-. . Standout. Jack Sears. QUARTERBACK

USC struck out on a number of 2017 quarterbacks during this cycle, including Davis Mills, Tua Tagovailoa, Tate Martell.

For that reason, the unit gets docked a percentage point.

In the end though, the Trojans landed their guy in four-star quarterback Jack Sears out of San Clemente. Sam Darnold’s high school understudy will now become his college understudy.

That Sam Clemente connection bodes well for USC, if Sears turns out anything close to Darnold.

And there’s a good chance he does, with impressive running ability, top-notch football instincts and a developing arm.

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