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USC Football Recruiting: Trojans looking to pick it up on Early Signing Day

USC find themselves in an unfamiliar situation coming into early signing day, sitting outside of top 20 in the recruiting rankings and will look to finish with a strong 2019 recruiting class.

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Early signing day is upon us as recruits who look to use the 72 hour window to make their commitments and send in their letter of intent. For those who don’t commit by Friday must wait until the traditional national signing day in February.

Early signing day will be a key one for the USC Trojans this year. The recruiting trail has been a pretty quiet one for them as the team struggled through a 5-7 record and turmoil in regards to Clay Helton’s future. As of now the Trojans are currently ranked 28th in the nation and 4th in the Pac-12 247 Sports recruiting composite team rankings with 15 commits before early signing day kicks off. The first time in the modern recruiting era that the Trojans are ranked outside the Top 20 in recruiting coming up to this time. This is coming off of a Top 5 recruiting class in 2018.

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USC has been quiet on the recruiting front, but will look to finish strong over the next three months.
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After the season USC began to hit the road for in home visits and scheduled official visits with their top targets. Now with early signing day here the Trojans look to finish strong these next three months. Outside of the 9 commits that are expected to sign their letter of intent on December 19th, USC could expect more to add to the class of 2019. Players such as 4 star Linebacker Ralen Goforth, 4 star offensive tackle Enokk Vimahi, and 3 star JUCO defensive end could end up signing with the Trojans on Wednesday, while they also await the decisions of 4 star Defensive tackle Siaki Ika and Defensive back 4 star safety Noa Pola-Gates following their late push and official visits.

USC will look to build some momentum in the 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday, but all won’t be lost if things don’t go their way. The Trojans are still the favorites to land 5 star wide receiver Kyle Ford, 4 star cornerback Chris Steele, and 5 star athlete Bru McCoy.