USC football: Four recruits to watch ahead of Signing Day 2020

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USC football’s 2020 Signing Day won’t be as busy as years past, but there are still some big names to keep track of over the final recruiting week.

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Twelve players signed for USC football during the Early Signing Period, the question now is how many will follow in the February Signing Day.

The 2020 recruiting cycle will end next Wednesday, leaving USC with a shrinking window to land their final targets.

Here’s a look at some recruits to know going into Signing Day:

Michael Drennen

You might not expect it considering USC’s transition to the Air Raid, but a couple of the Trojans’ biggest targets left are running backs.

Four-star all-purpose back Michael Drennen II would be a big get from out of Ohio, if the Trojans can seal the deal.

The 249th-ranked player and sixth-best APB took an official visit to USC in early December. The visit apparently went well as he delayed his decision to the February Signing Day. Trojans running backs coach Mike Jinks got one last crack to convince him to pick the cardinal and gold during an in-home visit in mid-January.

Crystal balls on 247Sports have long pointed to Kentucky, but there is at least one more recent nod towards USC from insider Gerard Martinez.

If you’re one for reading Twitter tea leaves, Drennen hinted ever so slightly at an affinity for USC when he responded to a tweet about Reggie Bush’s place on ESPN’s list of the 150 best college football players ever: “The disrespect…”

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