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Even with a bowl game left to play, attention starts to turn to next season. Sports Illustrated has a breakdown on the 2016 recruiting class, profiling five-star recruit Tyler Vaughns, among others. Looking a little farther ahead, Reign of Troy reports that four-star safety Bubba Bolden has committed to the 2017 class.
On top of all this, the Trojans will see a large portion of their star lineup return next season. The LA Daily News points out that running backs Justin Davis and Ronald Jones II will definitely return, with junior outside linebacker Su'a Cravnes being a bit more debatable. Fellow junior and All-American right tackle Zach Banner however will return for a final year, according to ESPN.
According to another recap by ESPN, early signee Matt Fink took his official visit to USC this weekend, and apparently plans to stick around. Fink was joined by fellow early enrollers Michael Pittman and Nathan Smith, as well as a handful of other recruiting targets.