Football: USC is making another push for top players
Former USC Coach Pete Carroll never tried to get commitments from so many top players in Southern California this early, but Lane Kiffin has a different strategy.
After commitments this week from receiver Victor Blackwell of Santa Ana Mater Dei and running back De'Anthony Thomas of Los Angeles Crenshaw, the Trojans have offered a scholarship to Mission Viejo linebacker Tre Madden. And another top player, defensive end Jason Gibson from Gardena Serra, also received a scholarship offer from the Trojans.
They could be building an all-star team in May.
-- Eric Sondheimer