9 Recruits Who Could Join 4-Star ATH Isaiah Langley at USC

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IJuly 16, 2014

9 Recruits Who Could Join 4-Star ATH Isaiah Langley at USC

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    Isaiah Langley is a 4-star recruit who committed to USC on July 8. He is a talented in-state player who can play both cornerback and receiver at a high level.

    At 5'11" and 170 pounds, Langley is a quicker-than-fast athlete who has great short-area burst. He is confident in his athleticism, and he isn't going to back down from anyone on the field.

    With 11 commitments, USC is recruiting well. Langley's pledge will surely help the Trojans acquire several more before the end of this recruiting cycle.

    All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

    Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals and 247Sports

Equanimeous St. Brown, WR

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    A 4-star receiver, Equanimeous St. Brown has ideal size at 6'5" and 205 pounds. Should he sign with USC, he would remind the Trojans of former receiver Keyshawn Johnson.

    St. Brown, who is from California, isn't a speedster. However, he runs good routes and has strong hands. He'd give USC a pass-catcher to move the chains in the intermediate passing game, as well as a big red-zone target.

    USC will have to beat out Notre Dame, UCLA and Stanford, per 247Sports

Porter Gustin, OLB

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    A Utah native, Porter Gustin is one of the more intriguing recruits in the country. He was a bit of a late-riser in the spring, as his tape started to get more exposure.

    Gustin is an athletic defender who can play outside linebacker, middle linebacker and rush the passer off the edge. The 6'5", 240-pounder uses his length, quickness and agility to reach ball-carriers in a hurry.

    Should things not work out on defense, Gustin has the potential to work himself into a serviceable tight end. USC is at 100 percent in his 247Sports Crystal Ball

Kanya Bell, WR

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    When he has the ball, Kanya Bell is one of the must-see offensive recruits in the country. He's light at 160 pounds, but the 4-star receiver is 6'0".

    Bell plays for Diamond Bar High School, which isn't too far from USC's campus by car.

    His speed, quickness and ability to also impact the game as a return man would be welcomed in Troy.

    USC is at 100 percent in his 247Sports Crystal Ball

Malik Lovette, RB

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    At 5'11" and 180 pounds, 4-star running back Malik Lovette is not going to push many piles or break a ton of tackles right now.

    However, good luck to any defensive players trying to catch him. The 4-star running back has dynamic quickness and speed, but his agility is even better. Lovette can also run routes and catch passes effectively out of the slot. Plus, he has return value.

    The Trojans currently take up 88 percent of Lovette's 247Sports Crystal Ball

Ykili Ross, WR

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    Ykili Ross is a 4-star recruit who is among the top skill-position players in California. At 6'2" and 185 pounds, Ross is a long-limbed athlete with deceptive speed.

    As a receiver, he has good body control when leaping to attack passes in the air. Ross also has the competitiveness and ball skills to impact the game as a defensive back.

    He's widely expected to play in Troy, as USC is at 100 percent in his 247Sports Crystal Ball

Osa Masina, LB

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    USC is still on the island for 4-star linebacker Osa Masina. The athletic prospect from Utah is a versatile player who can play several positions, but the defensive edges appear to be where he'll begin his college career.

    Masina, who is 6'4" and 230 pounds, has great straight-line speed. He works with solid functional strength and toughness, and his motor is impressive. USC's 3-4 defense would be a nice fit for his skill set.

    The Trojans will have to deal with UCLA, Michigan, Arizona State and Wisconsin, says 247Sports.

    Masina told the following to Ryan Abraham of USCFootball.com (subscription required) on July 10: "I just love those coaches. I love USC itself. I love the campus. I've been there twice now, I loved it. I love their practices, I got to watch a practice. There's not much to hate about USC." 

The Southern California 5-Star Trio

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    Southern California is home to several 5-star recruits in the 2015 class, but USC sits pretty with three in particular.

    It starts with 5-star cornerback Iman Marshall, who attends powerhouse Long Beach Poly. The 6'1", 190-pounder has excellent instincts, strength and mirror ability in coverage.

    Serra High School in the Gardena area of Los Angeles is another heavyweight program. This season, it will feature two of the nation's best recruits on its defense in 5-star linebacker John Houston and 5-star defensive lineman Rasheem Green.

    Houston, who is 6'3" and 211 pounds, is an athletic 'backer who can play on all three downs. At 6'5" and 275 pounds, Green is a raw defensive lineman who has the potential to become a star at defensive tackle.

    All three 5-star studs are must-gets for the Trojans.


    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.