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USC football recruiting keys rise

USC football recruiting classes stockpile talent in 2010 and 2011.

August 05, 2012|By Gary Klein
  • Robert Woods had 111 receptions for 1292 yards and 15 touchdowns last season.
Robert Woods had 111 receptions for 1292 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

Stockpiling the talent

USC's key football recruiting classes (based on who enrolled in January or signed in February):


Markeith Ambles, WR, Removed from program in 2011

Dion Bailey, LB, Returning starter; second in tackles last season

Dillon Baxter, RB, Removed from program midseason 2011

Anthony Brown, CB, Started twice in 2011 before suffering injury

Giovanni Di Poalo, OL, Competing for playing time

Xavier Grimble, TE, Combines with Randall Telfer for dynamic TE combo

Seantrel Henderson, OT, Received release from letter of intent; enrolled at Miami

D.J. Morgan, RB, Trying to find carries behind Curtis McNeal, newcomer Silas Redd

Kyle Prater, WR, Transferred to Northwestern after 2011 season

Hayes Pullard, LB, Returning starter, led team in tackles

Nickell Robey, CB, Team leader will start for third year

Jesse Scroggins, QB, Transferred to El Camino College in June

Glen Stanley, LB, Requested release from letter of intent

Randall Telfer, TE, Caught 26 passes in 2011

Christian Thomas, TE, Has struggled with injuries

George Uko, DT, Will anchor defensive line

Soma Vainuku, FB, Slated to start as redshirt freshman

Robert Woods, WR, All-American recovering from ankle surgery

Demetrius Wright, S, Competing for role in safety rotation

2011 recruiting class

Kris Albarado, P, Competing for spot with Kyle Negrete

Javorious Allen, RB, Injuries have slowed progress

Victor Blackwell, WR, In mix for playing time after good spring

Charles Burks, DL, Depth issues could present opportunity

Amir Carlisle, RB, Transferred to Notre Dame in January

Lamar Dawson, LB, Started last four games as true freshman

Steve Dillon, DT, Did not enroll

George Farmer, WR, Competing for No. 3 receiver spot

Jeremy Galten, OL, JC transfer started 2011 opener at guard

David Garness, OL, JC transfer could provide depth

Andre Heidari, K, Honors candidate made 15 of 17 field goals

Ryan Henderson, DB, Competing for spot in cornerback rotation

Christian Heyward, DL, Could get long look in thin position group

Cyrus Hobbi, OL, Could be solid backup

Dallas Kelley, LB, JC transfer had good spring in 2011

Cody Kessler, QB, Competing to be Matt Barkley's backup

Marqise Lee, WR, Teams with Woods for nation's best 1-2 receiving punch

Tre Madden, LB, Out for season recovering from knee surgery

Marcus Martin, OG, Started last 10 games as true freshman

Peter McBride, SNP, Will compete for starting role

Junior Pomee, TE, Redshirted because of injury

Anthony Sarao, LB, Could be a key if Bailey or Pullard are hurt

J.R. Tavai, DL, Held his own in limited duty as true freshman

Cody Temple, DL, Seeking to break into rotation

Greg Townsend Jr., DL, Injury suffered by Devon Kennard presents opportunity

Aundrey Walker, OT, Entrusted with protecting Barkley's blindside

Isiah Wiley, CB, JC transfer played well as starter in final six games

DeVante Wilson, DL, Could get long look in search for depth

Max Wittek, QB, Competing with Kessler to succeed Barkley

Antwuan Woods, DL, Opportunity awaits at tackle spot

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