USC Football Recruiting: Trojans Offer Lee, but Is Farmer Jr. Part of the Deal?

Rick McMahan@@RickMcMahanSenior Writer ISeptember 13, 2010

For months now, the Trojans have had a scholarship offer on the table for George Farmer Jr., the fabulously talented four-star, as rated by Scout.com, receiver from Serra high school in California.

And during that same time, Farmer has listed USC as "high" on his list of prospective suitors.

Even Farmer's dad, ex-NFL player George Sr., has said that he felt his son would eventually sign with the Trojans.

But young George has failed to pull the trigger on a verbal commitment and the speculation was that he was waiting for USC to offer Marqise Lee, another four-star rated safety, and Farmer's teammate, before he would give his pledge.

Well junior, wait no more.

Lee has received that elusive offer from USC and the 6'1", 185 lb. prospective defensive back has already made a visit to talk with Trojan head coach, Lane Kiffin.

While Lee very much liked his visit and has tremendous respect for Kiffin, it appears that he will wait for a bit to give the Trojans a verbal acceptance of their offer.

I'm sure a consult with George Jr., will be part of the process that leads to decisions from both of them.

Meanwhile, another prospective Trojan came off the board yesterday.

According to Scout.com, George Atkinson Jr. and his twin brother Josh, both committed to Notre Dame yesterday.

Atkinson Jr., also a son of a former NFL player, was being recruited to play safety, or perhaps wide receiver for the Trojans.

Instead, Atkinson Jr. will play either running back or receiver for the Fighting Irish.

It should be noted that his brother Josh wasn't offered by the Trojans and that the brothers going to Notre Dame as part of a package deal might have weighed heavily in their decision.

Finally, Stephen Nembot, a big offensive lineman from Van Nuys, Ca., recently took a visit to Washington.

Though Nembot liked his trip, LSU still appears to have the inside track for his services.

With the thoroughly disappointing effort of USC against Virginia still fresh on Kiffin's mind, significant action on the recruiting front appears unlikely.

With so many things needing mending for the Trojans, the coaching staff should have other things on their minds in the upcoming week, necessarily so.

And if they can fix some or all of the Trojans woes, I'm sure USC fans will be happy to put recruiting on the back burner for a bit.


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