WeAreSC recruiting mailbag 

August, 23, 2013
WeAreSC recruiting reporter Blair Angulo answers reader questions in his mailbag every week. Have a USC recruiting question of your own? Submit it via Twitter @WeAreSCstaff or @bangulo.

@dad21024, via Twitter: What will be the biggest need next year? Depth at defensive line, linebacker, running back, receiver and cornerback?

WeAreSC: USC has already started to address some concerns, primarily in the trenches with verbal commitments from three defensive linemen and three offensive linemen. In the 2013 recruiting class, the Trojans signed only one prospect at defensive tackle, receiver and cornerback, so those appear to be priorities in this cycle. If I had to pick the biggest need, though, it would be to land the top athletes in the state, including Adoree’ Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra), Michiah Quick (Fresno, Calif./Central) and John “JuJu” Smith (Long Beach, Calif./Poly). That will be crucial to how this class is perceived.