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Nike The Opening: Trojan Prospect Primer

Sarkisian and company will definitely keep their eyes on this event.

Cameron Smith's among the many USC prospects in The Opening
Cameron Smith's among the many USC prospects in The Opening

Recognized as the most prestigious assortment of talent in the upcoming recruiting class, the Trojans are locked with commits, heavy targets and possible stars in the making. Definitely recommend following all the action this week on television and twitter as the top 162 high school football players in the nation will compete in an assortment of drills.

Make sure to check out The Opening on ESPNU July 8th (8-10 PM EST), 9th (8-10:30 PM EST), and 10th (8-11 PM EST) to watch some of the best football targets in the 2015 recruiting class battle it out. Before these prospects take the field for Pac-12 and NCAA squads, take a look at USC's best commits and targets on display.



LB Cameron Smith (@SmithCameron55 ), 6-2, 236
Granite Bay (California)
Smith logged 113 tackles with 3 INT's and 2 forced fumbles for Granite Bay last fall. Your prototypical inside linebacker, Smith has made a name for himself over the past two years for always being in the middle of the action. Ranked as 247 Sports No. 3 inside linebacker, Smith has committed to USC over offers from all over the Pac-12.

QB Ricky Town (@RickyTownQB ), 6-3, 205
St. Bonaventure (California) --SCOUTING REPORT
The nation's No. 2 QB locked up the final spot in the Elite 11 Finals after a gutsy performance at less than 100% at the Oregon NFTC. A USC commit, Town threw for 2,300 yards and 25 TD's in just 9 games as a junior to earn 3rd team Junior All-State honors.

OL Chuma Edoga (@edogawd), 6-3.5, 277
McEachern (Georgia) --SCOUTING REPORT
Edoga had possibly the top OL performance at a Nike Camp in years at the Atlanta NFTC and was the unquestioned MVP in a great group. Edoga started off the day with a 99.48 SPARQ Rating, anchored by a 4.86 40 and 4.46 shuttle at 277 pounds. Edoga is listed as the No. 3 tackle and No. 15 overall prospect in the 247 Composite Rankings.


WR Cordell Broadus (@C_Broadus21 ), 6-2, 185
Bishop Gorman (Nevada)
The big wideout had 685 yards receiving and 8 TD's as a junior at Diamond Bar High School before transferring to national power Bishop Gorman this spring. Broadus showed the ability to highpoint the ball and snatch it out of the air at the Los Angeles NFTC and has offers that include favorites USC, UCLA, OSU, Florida State and Notre Dame. Broadus is considered the nation's No. 11 wide receiver and No. 104 overall prospect in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

WR Deondre Farrier (@DeondreF3), 6-0, 179
Lake Nona (Florida)
Farrier caught 55 passes for over 900 yards and seven scores last season and was named a Class 7A 3rd Team All-State pick. The 3-star prospect has offers from Florida, Kentucky, USC and Cincinnati.

DL Rasheem Green (@ras_green), 6-4, 289
Serra (California)
Green laid down an absolutely freaky 113.04 SPARQ Rating at the LA NFTC. Green emerged as a national prospect as a rising junior after big performances at the LA Nike Combine and Nike Camp, and was even better as a rising senior. The 6-4, 289 lb. defensive linemen had 14 sacks as a junior and is considered a 5-star prospect and #13 overall player in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

LB Porter Gustin (@portgus15 ), 6-5, 235
Salem Hills (Utah)
Gustin came out of nowhere this spring, at one point picking up 20 offers in a two-week time frame. A jumbo athlete, Gustin plays QB and LB for Salem Hills, but could end up at a variety of positions at the next level. The No. 8 OLB (No. 83 overall) in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings shined at the Utah Nike Combine after a 78 tackle junior season, and has offers from all over the country, including Florida State, Ohio State, USC, UCLA and Notre Dame.

DB Dechaun Holiday (@DechaunCHoliday), 6-1.5, 192
Mission Hills (California)
Holiday emerged after taking home DB MVP honors in LA in a loaded group. Holiday was a Cal-Hi Sports All-State selection as a junior, and has offers from across the country, including UCLA, Oklahoma, Oregon and USC. Holiday is the #6 safety and #89 prospect nationally in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

WR DeSean Holmes (@Deseanholmes13 ), 5-10, 155
Alemany (California)
The 2013 All-State selection caught 62 balls for 1,219 yards and 7 touchdowns as a junior, attracting offers from UCLA, USC, Cal, Oklahoma and Washington. The 6-10, 155 pounder showed off blazing speed at the L.A> NFTC, running a 4.58 40 to go along with a 4.22 shuttle.

LB John Houston Jr. (@Official_John10), 6-3, 211
Serra (California) --INVITE VIDEO
After nearly locking down an invite as an underclassmen, Houston left no doubt as a junior. The 6-3, 211 pounder has an unmatched frame for a high school 'backer and showed elite feet covering receivers in space. Houston showed he's the total package at the LA NFTC.

DB Isaiah Langley (@_IsaiahLangley ), 5-11.5, 164
Foothill (California)
Langley was a 2nd Team Junior All-State pick by CalHiSports last year and also earned 1st Team All-EBAL honors. The defender is rated as the No. 8 prospect at the position by 247 Sports. He has 30 offers from around the nation including early favorites Cal, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State and USC.

DB Iman Marshall (@iman_marshall8), 6-0.5, 200
Long Beach Poly (California) ---HIGHLIGHTS
Marshall earned his second invite after another "Biggie-like" performance at the Los Angeles NFTC. A standout up in Oregon last July, Marshall has offers from all over the nation and is rated as the #2 corner and #8 overall player in the country by 247 Sports.

LB Osa Masina (@OS_tertag ), 6-4, 215
Brighton (Utah) --HIGHLIGHTS
The talented athlete was an all-state selection as a running back after rushing for 1,643 yards and 25 TD's. But his future is on defense where he he logged 87 tackles and 4.5 sacks as a junior. 247 Sports' No. 7 outside linebacker (No. 82 overall) has offers from UCLA, USC, Michigan and home state Utah and BYU.

WR Equanimeous St. Brown (@Equanimeous ), 6-5, 200
Servite (California)
The lanky 6-5 wideout showed off his ability to go up and get the ball at the LA NFTC, where he made catch after catch against some of the nation's top defensive backs. Ranked as the No. 10 wide receiver in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, St. Brown has offers from USC, UCLA, Notre Dame and Stanford to name a few.

DB Marvell Tell (@marvelltell7 ), 6-2, 184
Crespi (California)
Tell is rated as the No. 4 safety in the country in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings. At the 2014 Oakland NFTC he put up at 108.74 SPARQ Rating which included a 37.5 inch vertical jump. The local product has 20 offers including Pac-12 favorites: UCLA, USC, Oregon and Washington State heading into his star-studded senior season.