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Recruiting: USC signs linebacker Lamar Dawson

February 2, 2011 |  6:49 am

Wednesday is letter of intent day, and USC has strengthened its linebacker position with the addition of Lamar Dawson, an Army All-American game participant from Kentucky Danville. reported that Dawson sent in his fax letter. He had made recruiting visits to Michigan, Oregon, Kentucky and Tennessee. He's 6-foot-2 and weighs 230 pounds.

USC is also expected to sign the No. 1 linebacker in California, Tre Madden from Mission Viejo.

Tony Steward, a linebacker from St. Augustine (Fla.) who was a UCLA target, picked Clemson.

Running back De'Anthony Thomas of Los Angeles Crenshaw, a long-time USC commit who made a visit to Oregon last weekend, has scheduled an early evening annoucement on his final decision.

-- Eric Sondheimer