It is that time of year again and with National Signing Day right around the corner seven future stars have enrolled to USC early to get a head start in the action. These seven were given the privilege of starting college classes in January and will participate in off-season workouts. Lets take a look at the big seven:
QB Max Browne
The 6'5 215lbs Quarterback hailing from Skyline High School in Washington arrives in the midst of Matt Barkley's departure. The kid was born to be a quarterback, and will get ample opportunities to showcase his skills this off-season. With Max Wittek under performing in the Sun Bowl the quarterback battle has opened up. The National Gatorade Player of the Year threw 4,526 yards, 49 touchdowns, and only 5 interceptions. Not only did he dominate on the field, but he also maintained a 3.5 GPA.
S Su'a Cravens
Cravens is 6'3 215lbs and is the number one safety in the 2013 class. The All-USA Defensive Player of the Year comes from Vista Murrieta High School in California where he was an absolute monster on the field. He had 97 tackles, 8 sacks, 3 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles and 3 blocked punts on defense in 2012, but also was a stud on offense where he had 542 yards and 14 touchdowns. With both safety positions opened up he will have a great chance to start, but his athleticism may allow him to play some offense.
DL Kenny Bigelow
The number one defensive tackle stands at 6'3 295lbs and has a powerful presence when he steps onto the field. East Christian Academy in Maryland only played three games last season however, as a junior at Red Lion Christian Academy he had 20 sacks, and 40 tackles. He is very physical and explosive and he should be able to showcase his skills next fall.
RB Justin Davis
From Lincoln High School in California we get the 6'1 215lbs running back Justin Davis. As a senior on 226 carries Davis had 1,806 yards and 23 touchdowns, but as a junior he had a staggering 2,613 yards on 274 carries and 39 touchdowns. From his impressive play Justin Davis was named a U.S. Army All-American. With the graduation of Curtis McNeal it opens the door up for Davis to compete
S Leon McQuay III
The number two safety in the 2013 class is 6'2 185lbs is Leon McQuay III. In three years at Armwood High School in Florida McQuay III recorded 13 interceptions. Once again since both safeties Jawanza Starling and T.J. McDonald have moved on he should see playing time next Fall.
CB Chris Hawkins
Chris Hawkins may be small at 6'0 170lbs, but he makes up for it in speed and technique. At Rancho Cucamonga High School in California Hawkins had two interceptions to go along with his 53 tackles. He has great instincts and draws comparisons to Nickell Robey. With both corner positions open Hawkins can make an impact right away.
WR Darreus Rodgers
Although the 6'2 195lbs Rodgers was originally apart of the 2012 recruiting class he did not qualify for admissions the first semester, and did not practice until before the team left for the Sun Bowl (According to usctrojans.com). As a senior at Carson High School in California he caught 64 balls for 1,251 yards, and 10 touchdowns. He will have a lot of competition for playing time at wide receiver, but he is talented enough to see the field next year.
These guys are the future of USC football, and all of them have the possibility to make a difference next year.