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WeAreSC Recruiting Mailbag

8/31/2012

WeAreSC recruiting reporter Blair Angulo answers reader questions in his mailbag every Friday. Have a USC recruiting question of your own? Submit it here.

Justin (Phoenix, Ariz.): Any recruits plan to take in the opener against Hawaii this week?

Local commits Max Redfield (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo), Kylie Fitts (Redlands, Calif./Redlands East Valley), Sebastian LaRue (Santa Monica, Calif./Santa Monica) and Nico Falah (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco) have confirmed that they plan to make it to the Coliseum on Saturday.

Mark (San Diego, Calif.): If [Darreus] Rogers doesn't qualify academically, would that take the class of 2012 down to 11 and allow the class of 2013 to increase from 18 to 19?

USC reinstated linebacker Simi Vehikite on Thursday, meaning the Trojans appear to have met their 75-scholarship limit while Rogers, a 6-foot-2 receiver from nearby Carson, still awaits word on his eligibility. It appears as if something would have to change for Rogers to enroll this fall. Rogers could still possibly greyshirt by enrolling later, which wouldn't really change the class structures.

Jonathan (Baltimore, Md.): It is fairly typical for teams (I'm looking at you, SEC) to sign over the allotted 25 and ask some of their recruits to greyshirt. Is this an option for USC, under the current sanctions? I know USC hasn't done this in the past, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

Under the sanctions, USC can sign only 15 for the 2013 recruiting class. That's a strict limit.

Miguel (Los Angeles): A lot of talk that USC is looking to take two more commitments. How can they work out the numbers if the class is full at 18? Who do you think fill those 2 spots that Kiffin is looking for?

If two others were to commit, two current pledges would have to jump off the wagon. I wrote earlier this week about five likely targets: five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia), defensive lineman Joe Mathis (Upland, Calif./Upland) and defensive backs Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Fla./Armwood), Tahaan Goodman (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga) and Priest Willis (Tempe, Ariz./Marcos de Niza).