2015 College Football Recruits with Strong Interest in Both USC and Notre Dame

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IApril 9, 2014

2015 College Football Recruits with Strong Interest in Both USC and Notre Dame

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    Credit: 247Sports

    USC and Notre Dame have shared a storied rivalry that has lasted for several generations. Both programs are among the nation's elite and boast terrific tradition.

    Within the 2015 class, several recruits have strong interest in the Trojans and Fighting Irish. Whether it's heading to Los Angeles to play in a big city for USC or signing up to spend four years at Notre Dame's legendary campus in South Bend, it can be tough for a recruit to decide between the heavyweight programs.

    A cornerback in California could give the Irish a strong look, but USC will have something to say about it. Notre Dame and the Trojans also both love a big defensive tackle, while a receiver and pass-rusher are also in play.

Kahlil McKenzie, DT

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    The son of Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, 4-star defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie has a bright future.

    The 6'4", 309-pounder has excellent strength and power. He is a solid athlete for his size, and he works with a lot of awareness inside the trenches. He can play both inside tackle spots in a 4-3, as well as defensive end in a 3-4 alignment.

    Notre Dame and USC are among McKenzie's favorites, per 247Sports.

Equanimeous St. Brown, WR

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    At 6'4" and 190 pounds, Equanimeous St. Brown is a 4-star receiver from California who knows how to use his size.

    He is deceptively quick off the line, and his great length allows him to always be open. The tall pass-catcher has good ball skills, which shine through when he attacks the ball at its highest point when draped by defenders.

    Schools such as USC, Notre Dame, Stanford and UCLA are thick in the mix, according to 247Sports.

Keisean Lucier-South, DE

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    The Trojans and Irish are also fighting over 4-star defensive end Keisean Lucier-South. The Orange Country native is one of the quickest pass-rushers in this class.

    Lucier-South, who is 6'5" and 215 pounds, can blast out of his stance to jump on top of blockers on the edge. He struggles with power at the point of attack, but he is an athletic speed-rusher who can also stand up and play outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.

    Aside from Notre Dame and USC, Michigan, Texas and UCLA are key schools for Lucier-South, according to 247Sports.

    Adam Gorney of Rivals.com (subscription required) reported on April 8, "As for a decision, one is not expected until National Signing Day."

Cordell Broadus, WR

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    Cordell Broadus is a 4-star receiver from Los Angeles who will play his senior season of high school football for Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. 

    The 6'2", 195-pounder has good buildup speed to hustle up the perimeter to climb on top of cornerbacks. He attacks the ball with his strong hands, and he's not afraid to take a chance after the catch to make a big play.

    His recruitment likely will come down to USC versus UCLA. Yet Notre Dame is among several other schools on his mind, per 247Sports.

Iman Marshall, CB

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    As perhaps the best defensive player in California, 5-star cornerback Iman Marshall can play with anybody. 

    He's a big perimeter defender at 6'1" and 190 pounds. He has excellent instincts and competitiveness, as he shoots quickly out of transition to close hard on balls. He'll assist in run support, plus the Long Beach Poly Jackrabbit can also help at safety.

    USC leads, per 247Sports, but keep an eye on Notre Dame, UCLA and Stanford.

     

    All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports. Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals and 247Sports.

    Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.