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 ETBy Erik McKinney | WeAreSC.com
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.
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PROSPECT A DAY
The Trojans have 10 commitments so far in the 2012 class. We Are SC is ranking each of them by importance to next year's overall roster.
No. 1• OL/DL Arik Armstead
No. 2• OL Max Tuerk
No. 3• LB Jabari Ruffin
No. 4• LB Scott Starr
No. 5• WR Darreus Rogers
No. 6• TE Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick
No. 7• RB Kelvin York
No. 8• FB Jahleel Pinner
No. 9• DE Pio Vatuvei
No. 10• WR Jaydon Mickens
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