Football recruiting

Nov 1, 2013; Corvallis, OR, USA; Southern California Trojans coach Ed Orgeron directs the Spirit of Troy marching band after the game against the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium. USC defeated Oregon State 31-14.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Remembering when Ed Orgeron attempted a prison transport on the recruiting trail

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USC football's top recruit for 2025 loses his 5th star

Where does USC go after losing out on the Riley Pettijohn recruiting battle

Why USC football fans shouldn't fear Dakorien Moore committing to Oregon

Aug 26, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley against the San Jose State Spartans during the first half at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Lincoln Riley has USC football on a recruiting heater

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Oct 20, 2023; Carrollton, GA, USA; Carrollton Trojans quarterback Julian Lewis (10) scrambles out of the pocket against the Westlake Lions during the first half at Grisham Stadium. The 15-year-old Carrollton High student has already committed to playing for the University of Southern California Trojans and has been considered one of the top high school quarterback prospects. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Why we're confident USC football will sign five-star QB Julian Lewis

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Nov 18, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; USC Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley during the second quarter against the UCLA Bruins at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports

USC football's latest 2025 commitment is massive for two reasons

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Oct 28, 2023; Berkeley, California, USA; USC Trojans running back MarShawn Lloyd (0) holds the Trojan sword after defeating the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Why we're suspicious of news that USC football will flip a four-star safety in 2025 class

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Sep 30, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders walks the field during game against the USC Trojans at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado football pulls contradictory antics in attempt to flip USC commit Julian Lewis

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Nov 18, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; USC Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley during the second quarter against the UCLA Bruins at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports

Why USC football is wasting time with its current recruiting strategy

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Nov 4, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; USC Trojans defensive lineman Bear Alexander (90) celebrates with linebacker Eric Gentry (18) and other teammates against the Washington Huskies during the fourth quarter at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Hui-USA TODAY Sports

Why USC football fans shouldn’t panic after Justus Terry’s decommitment

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Sep 18, 2021; Pullman, Washington, USA; USC Trojans helmets sit during a game against the Washington State Cougars in the first half at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Top recruit unsurprisingly decommits from USC football’s 2025 class

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Nov 4, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver Mario Williams (4) reacts after scoring against the Washington Huskies during the third quarter at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Hui-USA TODAY Sports

What players did USC football lose to the 2024 transfer portal?

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Dec 27, 2023; San Diego, CA, USA; USC Trojans quarterback Miller Moss (7) gestures during a running play against the Louisville Cardinals in the second half at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

USC football makes big move to disrupt Georgia's 2026 recruiting class

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Oct 28, 2023; Berkeley, California, USA; USC Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley reacts after a penalty during the third quarter against the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

USC football recruiting round-up: Elite QB commit projected to flip to SEC school

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