USC instant impact recruits 

June, 25, 2013
It's quite uncommon for true freshmen to rise to the occasion from the start, but Marqise Lee, Marcus Martin and Leonard Williams all made an immediate impact for USC upon arriving on campus. The Class of 2014 has a few prospects capable of doing the same for the Trojans next year. Here's a glance at 10 potential instant-impact recruits based on a combination of talent and positional need:

1. CB Adoree’ Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra)
5-feet-10, 170 pounds

It’s no secret that USC lacks depth at cornerback and, with the possible departure of Marqise Lee, the Trojans might need a game breaker on special teams as well. Jackson is athletic enough to do it all, reminding many of Los Angeles City Section legend De’Anthony Thomas.

2. ATH Michiah Quick (Fresno, Calif./Central)
6-0, 170

The Trojans will need another playmaker if and when Lee leaves for the NFL, and Quick has the speed and shiftiness to be an impact receiver in USC’s offense. If offense doesn’t work out, he’s shown the skill set to make an impact at cornerback.

3. ATH John “JuJu” Smith (Long Beach, Calif./Poly)
6-1, 185

One week, Smith favors receiver. The next, he wants to be a safety at the next level. USC would take him wherever Smith chooses, though with freshmen Su’a Cravens and Leon McQuay III on the roster, the more pressing need in 2014 appears to be at receiver.

4. ATH Speedy Noil (New Orleans, La./Edna Karr)
6-0, 176

The nickname says it all: Noil has some serious wheels. Coaches often talk about speed being the attribute that can’t be taught. For that reason, Noil doesn’t figure to face too much of an adjustment to the faster pace in college.

5. OT Jordan Poland (La Jolla, Calif./Country Day School)