Update 01/30/14: Adoree' Jackson, JuJu Smith and Damien Mama are all set to announce their respective college choices on ESPNU come National Signing Day. Mama will start things off at 8:00 a.m. PT, with Alabama, BYU and USC in contention for him. Jackson is up next at 11:00 a.m. PT, and he is deciding amongst USC, UCLA, Florida and LSU. Lastly, Smith is on deck at 12:00 p.m. PT, looking at USC and its two rivals, UCLA and Notre Dame.
Update 01/28/14: Uchenna Nwosu has officially shut down his recruitment and is 100-percent a Trojan, according to his Twitter account.
Update 01/28/2014: Damien Mama has cancelled his official visit to BYU, and will instead visit UCLA over the weekend, according to Scout.com's Greg Biggins.
Update 01/27/2014: Adoree' Jackson tells the media that he will announce his college choice on nationa Signing Day, at 11:05 a.m. at Junipero Serra High School. His decision is down to USC, UCLA and Tenessee.
Update 01/26/14: TE Bryce Dixon cancelled his official vist to UCLA, scheduled for Jan. 31. Instead, he will take an unofficial visit to USC that weekend. He told Blair Angulo of ESPN that he is "100 percent" locked into USC.
Update 01/24/14: DT Joshua Frazier has rescheduled his official visit to USC from Jan. 24 to Jan. 31.
Update 01/21/14: 3-star WR Shay Fields decommitted from USC on Jan. 21.
Update 01/19/14: 5-star ATH John "JuJu" Smith named a top 4 on Jan. 19, and USC made the cut.
Update 01/18/14: 3-star DB John Plattenburg Jr., who flipped from UCLA to USC earlier in the month, took his official visit to USC over the Jan. 17 weekend. According to ESPN's Blair Angulo, Plattenburg had a great time meeting with the coaching staff, whom he almost committed to when they were at Washington. Angulo also noted that defensive backs coach Keith Heyward believes Plattenburg can be a very versatile contributor for USC. He has no more official visits scheduled.
Update 01/18/14: 3-star OLB Olajuwon Tucker, too, took his official visit to USC over the Jan. 17 weekend. The Serra linebacker told Angulo that he is all but sold on the Trojans, and the official visit solidified his decision. Tucker had committed to USC' previous coaching staff, so this weekend was for him to get to know Sarkisian and the new staff. Angulo also reports that Tucker will likely cancel his official visit to Miami, which was supposed to take place later this month.
Update 01/18/14: 3-star ATH Charles Nelson took his official visit to USC over the Jan. 17 weekend as well. Per Angulo, Nelson really enjoyed his visit and the Trojans are now at the top of his list. Wide receivers coach Tee Martin made a lasting impression on Nelson, Angulo reported, as did taking the field at the Coliseum.
Update 01/18/14: 4-star ATH Michiah Quick was another recruit present for a big weekend of official visits for USC, and according to Angulo: "Plattenburg tells me he got great vibes from fellow visitor Michiah Quick (Fresno, Calif./Central), making sure to tell him, 'USC will be the place to be.'"
Update 01/18/14: 4-star ATH Rashead Johnson also spent time recruiting Quick to USC, according to Angulo. "I think he'll come to USC," Johnson said of Quick, to Angulo. Johnson was a longtime UW commit before the coaching shakeup, but after taking his official visit, he now sees himself a Trojan for the next four years.
Update 01/18/14: DE Austin Maloata officially decommitted from USC on Jan. 18.
Update 01/15/14: DL Claude Pelon did not attend classes on Monday, Jan. 13 when the spring semester began at USC, due to an academic hang up at his previous school. Head coach Steve Sarkisian addressed the media in a press conference on Tuesday and said that he expects Pelon to be good to go soon, and to fully participate in spring ball.
Update 01/14/14: USC's four freshman early enrollees QB Jalen Greene, OL Toa Lobendahn, OL Jordan Austin and DE/OLB Don Hill are officially enrolled in spring classes, as of Jan. 13
Update 01/14/14: 4-star WR Michiah Quick listed USC in his Top 6 on Tuesday night, as indicated by his Twitter bio. USC is still looking to gain some ground with Quick, who has been favoring Oklahoma and Notre Dame through the recruiting process.
Update 01/14/14: 4-star OG Damien Mama has pushed back his official visit to USC from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24 so that he can participate in the Polynesian Bowl, which is also on Jan. 17. John "JuJu" Smith has also pushed back his official visit date to the 24th as well.
Update 01/12/12: 3-star DE Austin Maloata opened up his commitment from USC on Jan. 12. Washington State and ASU are the new leaders.
Update 01/06/14: 3-star DB John Plattenburg flipped from UCLA to USC on Jan. 6, 2014.
Update 01/04/14: 4-star TE Bryce Dixon committed to USC during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4, 2014.
Update 01/02/14: Top-rated running back Leonard Fournette committed to LSU during the Under Armour All-American Game on Jan. 2, 2014.
Update 01/02/14: Jordan Poland (4-star OT, 6'6.5", 333 lbs.) decommited from USC on Jan. 2, 2014. According to Gerard Martinez of Rivals.com, Poland was going to be an early enrollee, but grades were an issue.
It's been a busy December at USC, with the Trojans landing the verbals of three linemen, a defensive back and a quarterback.
First, cornerback Jonathan Lockett committed to USC on Dec. 11. He was previously committed to Washington, but flipped after receiving an offer from USC on Dec. 6. According to 247Sports.com, Lockett is a 4-star prospect.
Defensive end Claudeson Pelon also announced his commitment to the Trojans on Dec. 11, and he became Sarkisian's first official member of the Class of 2014 when he signed with USC on Dec. 18. He is a 4-star talent out of Mesa Community College in Mesa, Ariz.
On Dec. 15 and 16, defensive end Don Hill and offensive guard Chris Brown also committed to USC, respectively. Hill is a 3-star talent set to be another of USC's four early enrollees in January, while Brown is a 4-star lineman that had been keen on USC since former interim head coach Ed Orgeron had recruited him earlier in the fall.
Most recently, Serra quarterback Jalen Greene surprised everyone when he flipped his commitment from Washington to USC on Dec. 22. The 3-star, dual-threat quarterback's decision to pledge his allegiance to Troy is particularly interesting, as he brings a skill set that, if used, could really add freshness to USC's traditional (but stale) pro-style offense.