USC’s Class of 2016 Signings

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2016 USC Football Signings and Commits


Jack Jones

5-11, 164 lbs (Long Beach, CA), ★★★★★

Jones was a two-way star at Poly, thriving as a wide receiver and cornerback. While he boasts elite level athleticism, his small frame will likely see to it that he progresses on defense at the college level rather than offense… Read more >>

E.J. Price

6-6, 311 lbs (Lawrenceville, GA), ★★★★

It might be hard to believe, now that Price is 6-foot-6 and 311 pounds, but the offensive lineman used to play quarterback. The athleticism that allowed him to play the position in his younger days is the same athleticism which makes him such an interesting prospect in the trenches now… Read more >>

Keyshawn Young

5-11, 175 lbs (Miami, FL), ★★★

Young has been mostly evaluated as a wide receiver, but given his size at 5-foot-11, his future may lie on the defensive side of the ball at cornerback…. Read more >>

Joshua Fatu

6-2, 280 lbs (Lakewood, CA), ★★★

Fatu is the ninth-best defensive tackle coming out of the junior college ranks this class and the No. 17 JUCO prospect in California… Read more >>

Connor Murphy

6-7, 250 lbs (Phoenix,AZ), ★★★★

There’s no getting around Murphy’s physical stature. At 6-foot-7 he is a tower on the defensive side of the ball. Adding on the requisite strength and speed necessary to thrive on the front lines, he makes for a solid prospect. Read more >>

Vavae Malepeai

5-11, 195 lbs (Mililani, HI), ★★★★

Malepeai is a between the tackles runner who proves difficult to take down. But he’s not a one-trick pony either. He has good enough hands to contribute in the passing attack and is quick enough to do damage once he gets away from traffic… Read more >>

Jamel Cook

6-4, 190 lbs (Miami, FL), ★★★★

Taller than most defensive backs at 6-foot-4 — USC’s tallest is Ykili Ross at 6-foot-2 — Cook is a unique prospect at the position who is athletic enough to fill several roles on the football field…. Read more >>

Cary Angeline

6-7, 230 lbs (Exton, PA), ★★★★

Angeline is a big body at 6-foot-7, 230 pounds that could draw comparisons to Chris Clark of the 2015 class, only a little bit less heralded as a four-star prospect in a position of need.. Read more >>

Oluwole Betiku

6-4, 240 lbs (Gardena, CA), ★★★★★

Betiku, at 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, is the nation’s top weakside defensive end per 247Sports, along with the No. 1 overall recruit in the state of California. Read more >>

Matt Fink

6-3, 185 lbs (Glendora, CA), ★★★

Fink is ranked as the 7th best dual-threat quarterback in the class according to the 247Sports Composite. The Glendora product has raw size and skill similar to that of Sam Darnold, standing at 6-foot-3, 185 pounds. Read more >>

Josh Imatorbhebhe

6-2, 205 lbs (Suwanee, GA), ★★★★

Imatorbhebhe is the No. 33 receiver in the 2016 class according to the 247Sports composite. Standing 6-2, 205 the wide out boasts plenty of size and power for the college game. Read more >>

Jordan Iosefa

6-2, 216 lbs (Honolulu, HI), ★★★

At 6-foot-2, 216 pounds, Iosefa looks to have the frame to play outside, which fits in with the Trojans have been targeting in this class. Read more >>

Liam Jimmons

6-4, 240 lbs (Huntington Beach, CA), ★★★

An all-star rugby player, Jimmons possesses great athleticism to go with his size, making him an enticing prospect for the Trojan coaches Read more >>

Velus Jones

5-11, 180 lbs (Saraland, AL), ★★★

After a nine-month committment, Jones flipped to Oklahoma, only to come back to the Trojans 21 hours later. Read more >>

Frank Martin

6-5, 301 lbs (Santa Ana, CA), ★★★★

Standing 6-5, 301 pounds, Martin is a sought-after offensive line prospect for the 2016 class. He ranks No. 21 among players in California according to 247Sports. Rivals rates him even higher at No. 8 in the state and No. 6 among offensive tackles. Scout lists him as a guard prospect and the top one in California at that. Read more >>

Michael Pittman

6-4, 205 lbs (Westlake, CA), ★★★★

The son of NFL running back Michael Pittman, he gives USC yet another two-way player, as he could play at a wide range of positions at the collegiate level, including wide receiver and safety. Read more >>

C.J. Pollard

6-1, 180 lbs (Gardena, CA), ★★★★

An aggressive defender, Pollard stands 6-foot-1, 180 pounds and could star as either a safety or cornerback. The 247Sports composite ranks him as the No. 10 safety and the No. 34 player in California. Read more >>

Trevon Sidney

5-11, 160 lbs (La Puente, CA), ★★★★

Perhaps no one has had a bigger 2015 thus far than Sidney, who ranks as the 84th best overall player on the 247Sports composite. Read more >>

Nathan Smith

6-7, 264 lbs (Murrieta, CA), ★★★★

The 6-7, 264 pound offensive tackle is the No. 38 player in California according to 247Sports and Scout’s No. 3 ranked tackle in the state. Read more >>

Tyler Vaughns

6-3, 175 lbs (La Puente, CA), ★★★★

Vaughns is considered the No. 2 receiver in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite. He checks in as No. 33 in the country overall and the No. 5 player out of the state of California. Read more >>

Expected 2016 Blueshirt Counters (1):

Michael BrownK6-2/200Temecula, CA

Incoming Transfers (3):

NamePosYearHT/WTPrevious School
Daniel ImatorbhebheTEFreshman6-3/225Florida
Taylor McNamaraTERS Junior6-5/254Oklahoma
Chris TilbeyPSophomore6-5/220San Fran. City College

2015 Blueshirt Counters (2):

Clayton JohnstonOL★★★6-6/289Gardena, CA
Deontay BurnettWR★★★6-0/166Anaheim, CA

Ratings derived from the 247Sports Composite.

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