NCF On The Trail: 061813 team targets

ESPN 300 targets: USC 

June, 18, 2013
With this week's release of the ESPN 300, here's a look at 10 of USC's top targets in the 2014 class, ranked in order of their likelihood to commit to the Trojans.

1. OG Damien Mama (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco)
6-4, 352
ESPN 300 Rank: 67

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Tom Hauck for Student SportsOf the ESPN 300 targets USC is pursuing, OL Damien Mama could have the best chance of committing to the Trojans.
Why they want him: Limited scholarship numbers forced USC to sign only one guard prospect, Khaliel Rodgers, in 2013. Mama would add another body to the mix, to go along with commit Toa Lobendahn.

Who else wants him: Alabama, Cal, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Ole Miss have also offered.

Odds they get him: 50 percent

ESPN 300 targets: LSU 

June, 18, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. -- With the ESPN 300 released Monday, here's a look at the top targets on LSU's board, ranked from most likely to commit to the Tigers to least likely.

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David Helman/ESPN.comLSU is pursuing many elite ESPN 300 recruits, but the Tigers might have the best chance of landing WR Malachi Dupre.
1. WR Malachi Dupre (River Ridge, La./John Curtis)
6-foot-3, 187 pounds
ESPN 300 Rank: 28

Why they want him: LSU has stockpiled its receiving corps with shorter, quicker slot types. Dupre marks a return to bigger downfield threats in the mold of past Tigers like Rueben Randle.

Who else wants him: Dupre has been quiet on his suitors, but UCLA, Michigan, Alabama and Florida State lead the list of contenders.

Odds they get him: 65 percent

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