It was just over a month ago that USC pulled in its best recruiting class since the Pete Carroll era. Led by players like Iman Marshall and Ronald Jones II the Trojans pulled in the No. 1 overall class according to Scout.
Building off that class, head coach Steve Sarkisian has gotten off to a fast start for the 2016 recruiting class. The Trojans have already landed two top linemen in Frank Martin II and Nathan Smith.
Early Friday morning the Trojans landed yet another top recruit in Melquise Stovall. The highly touted running back out of Lancaster, CA was recruited heavily by both the Trojans and cross town rivals UCLA. Stovall announced his decision to join the Trojans on Twitter.
I want to thank every program that has offered me, its been a blessing. I have decided to commit to USC. Fight On! ✌ pic.twitter.com/nwOyQtH34m— Melquise Stovall (@Melstovall11) April 17, 2015
Stovall is ranked as the 12th best running back in his class and No. 220 overall according to Rivals.com. As a Junior at Paraclete high school, Stovall rushed for 1,603 yards and 20 touchdowns, helping lead his team to the CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley Division championship game.
You can watch his rather impressive highlight tape here.