USC Football Recruiting: Class of 2014 Commitments

Feb 5, 2014; Gardena, CA, USA; Junipero Serra high school cornerback Adoree Jackson poses for photos after he signs with the University of Southern California during national signing day at Junipero Serra High School. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


The 2014 USC football recruiting class began Signing Day by getting its first commitment from Florida cornerback Lamont Simmons and concluded with five-star athlete Juju Smith committing to the Trojans.

In between the two bookends, the Trojans got signed letters of intent from all other 12 verbal commits including tight end Bryce Dixon and offensive lineman Viane Talamaivao.  Steve Sarkisian’s nationally ranked class finishes with two five-stars, nine four-stars and eight three-stars.

The moments of suspense revolved around announcements from Adoree’ Jackson, Damien Mama and Smith.  According to Sarkisian, the coaches were unaware of who each prospect was set to announce for.

National Signing Day in 2014 was significantly less stressful than the de-commitment party that took place last year.  Aside from the anxious moments that came with the elite three’s commitments, Jackson provided some worry when his letter of intent was delayed in its arrival to USC. >>Read More

2014 USC Football Recruiting Class:

Head Coach: Steve Sarkisian
Average Star Rating: 3.68* (5th)
National Class Ranking:

 

Signed Early Enrollees (5):

NamePosRatingHT/WTLocation
Jordan AustinOL★★★6-5/267Claremont, CA
Jalen GreeneQB★★★6-3/195Gardena, CA
Don HillDE★★★6-3/240Boise, ID
Toa LobendahnOL★★★★6-3/290La Habra, CA
Claude PelonDT★★★★6-5/285Mesa, AZ

 

Signed on Signing Day (10):

NamePosRatingHT/WTLocation
Chris BrownOT★★★★6-6/285Los Angeles, CA
Bryce DixonTE★★★★6-4/230Ventura, CA
Malik DortonDE★★★★6-3/227Bellflower, CA
Ajene HarrisATH★★★5-11/170Los Angeles, CA
Rahshead JohnsonCB★★★★5-11/175Long Beach, CA
Jonathan LockettCB★★★★5-11/172Santa Ana, CA
Uchenna NwosuDB★★★6-2/185Harbor City, CA
John PlattenburgCB★★★5-11/187Houston, TX
Viane TalamaivaoOL★★★★6-3/300Corona, CA
Olajuwon TuckerDE★★★★6-4/225Gardena, CA

 * Ratings derived from Rivals.


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