Tuerk signifies commitment to line

Depth up front has gotten thin, but Trojans are determined to rebuild it

Updated: September 1, 2011, 2:58 PM ET
By Erik McKinney |
Editor's note: WeAreSC recruiting editor Erik McKinney will rank the Trojans' commitments from 10 to 1 according to the importance of each to the 2012 roster. Prospect No. 2 is offensive lineman Max Tuerk.

There was no denying that former USC coach Pete Carroll was a master when it came to recruiting, as he put together a string of top-ranked classes. But in the final two classes for which he was largely responsible, the Trojans managed to bring in just three offensive linemen. As a result, the USC offensive line registered as perilously thin the last two seasons. Without a big haul in this 2012 class, it will continue in that direction.