Notebook: Recruits converge on Coliseum 

August, 19, 2013
ESPN 300 offensive guard Toa Lobendahn (La Habra, Calif./La Habra), a longtime USC commit, headlined a solid group of recruits that attended the Trojans’ practice Sunday night at the Coliseum.

The list of spectators also included Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco standouts Malik Dorton, Damien Mama and Jaleel Wadood, as well as four-star quarterback Brad Kaaya (West Hills, Calif./Chaminade) and three-star cornerback Denzel Fisher (Compton, Calif./Centennial).

Lobendahn has been a staple at practices since committing to USC more than a year ago, so his presence didn’t necessarily raise eyebrows. The interesting -- if not entirely surprising -- visitor was Kaaya, an Elite 11 finalist who committed to Miami (Fla.) in early May. USC missed out on the only quarterback it has offered in the 2014 class, No. 1-rated pocket passer Keller Chryst (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto), and other options have given verbal commitments to other schools.