- Garry Paskwietz, Publisher, WeAreSC.com
It was a flurry of activity on Sunday at the USC skills camp with a verbal commit, several new offers and a look at some top underclassmen.
Things were particularly strong at the wide receiver position. Two players came into the camp with USC offers -- Darrell Daniels (Freedom, Calif./Oakley) and Demorea Stringfellow (Moreno Valley, Calif./Rancho Verde) -- while two other receiver offers were made to Steven Mitchell (Mission Hills, Calif./Alemany) and Sebastian Larue (Santa Monica, Calif./Santa Monica). The Trojans also offered Tyree Robinson from San Diego Lincoln, an athlete who could end up at receiver.
With the commitment of Mitchell -- to go along with an earlier verbal from Eldridge Massington from Mesquite (Texas) West Mesquite -- the Trojans now have two commitments at the wide receiver spot, and most recruiting projections had the Trojans taking two receivers in this class. The USC coaches confirmed with Larue that his offer was on the table -- even after the Mitchell verbal -- so that could be an indication that the Trojans might not be done at that position.
There were some talented underclass prospects in quarterbacks Brandon Dawkins (2014) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian and Matt Bayle (2015) from San Marino (Calif.) San Marino as well as junior tight end Marquis Ware from Los Angeles Salesian.
There was an offer after the camp on defense to Tyrell Robinson -- Tyree’s twin brother -- as an outside linebacker. Robinson brings unique athleticism to that spot with the potential as a pass rushing end as well. The brothers have said they will not only be a package deal in college, but they will also be playing both football and basketball. USC has now offered in both sports.
Tahaan Goodman (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga) already had a USC offer, but this was his first opportunity spend time with and get coached by USC seconday coach Marvin Sanders. Goodman raved about the start of their relationship and said the Trojans have now moved to the top of his wish list.
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