4-star WR Kanya Bell: Diamond Bar (Diamond Bar, California); 6'0", 160 pounds
5-star DT Rasheem Green: Junipero Serra (Gardena, California); 6'5", 275 pounds
5-star CB Iman "Biggie" Marshall: Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, California); 6'1", 190 pounds
4-star S DeChaun Holiday: Mission Hills (San Marcos, California); 6'2", 195 pounds
4-star WR Desean Holmes: John Muir (Pasadena, California); 5'10.5", 175 pounds
5-star ILB John Houston: Junipero Serra (Gardena, California); 6'3", 211 pounds
4-star CB Isaiah Langley: Foothill (Pleasanton, California); 5'11", 170 pounds
5-star DE Keisean Lucier-South: Lutheran - Orange County (Orange, California); 6'5", 225 pounds
4-star APB/WR Malik Lovette: Redlands East Valley (Redlands, California); 5'11", 180 pounds
5-star DT Kahlil McKenzie: De La Salle (Concord, California); 6'4", 309 pounds
4-star WR Equanimeous St. Brown: Servite (Anaheim, California); 6'5", 205 pounds
4-star S Marvell Tell: Crespi (Encino, California); 6'2", 175 pounds
4-star CB/WR Ykili Ross: Polytechnic (Riverside, California); 6'2", 185 pounds
4-star OG Zach Robertson: St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California); 6'5", 308 pounds
USC's most pressing position of need for 2015 is running back now that Ty Isaac has elected to transfer out of the program. The Trojans will do just fine without him this season, but with the possible departures of key upperclassmen Javorius Allen and Tre Madden, it's important that USC keeps the stable stocked with talent.
And that's where Malik Lovette comes in.
There's not much top talent in California this year at running back, so Lovette gets to command nearly all of USC's attention, locally. He lacks ideal height to be an elite wide receiver at the next level, but his compact frame makes him an ideal ball-carrying prospect for the Trojans. In addition to USC, Lovette is considering the Trojans' rivals, Notre Dame.
USC could have the inside track with several top defensive recruits, like Biggie Marshall, Kahlil McKenzie, John Houston, Rasheem Green, Keisean Lucier-South and Isaiah Langley.
McKenzie considers USC his No. 3 interest, behind Tennessee and Arizona, while Green says the Trojans are a "top school" for him. McKenzie plans to commit on July 10 during Nike's The Opening camp, so USC will be courting him heavily if they want to earn his commitment.
Like McKenzie and Green, Lucier-South is a top Trojan D-line priority, though UCLA and Notre Dame are gunning for him with equal effort.
At linebacker, John Houston could be considered a USC lean at this point because he sported USC sleeves during an April 7-on-7 event. That said, he's remaining mum for the next few months as to which schools are at the top of his list.
Marshall is the highly touted defensive back the Trojans are really vying for, with fantastic ball skills and loose hips in coverage. He's high on USC's priority list, but he doesn't intend to make his commitment until February. In addition to Marshall, Langley is another defensive back that the Trojans would love to have in their ranks, and the coaches visited him twice during the spring evaluation period. He stood out during Oakland's NFTC camp last month, really turning heads with his skills in coverage.