- Erik McKinney, RecruitingNation
LOS ANGELES -- At most positions, the USC Trojans can lay claim to producing some of the top talent to ever play college football. It is especially true at safety, where former Trojans Ronnie Lott, Tim McDonald and Troy Polamalu are recognized as some of the best ever.
Recently, the Trojans have sent Darnell Bing and Taylor Mays to the NFL and now boast a potential All-American in T.J. McDonald. With five available bodies for the two safety positions, the Trojans are in good position this season, but that may not be the case moving forward.
McDonald will be draft-eligible after this season and could elect to forgo his final year at USC. The Trojans will certainly lose redshirt senior Marshall Jones, leaving them potentially with the trio of Demetrius Wright, Jawanza Starling and Drew McAllister at safety in 2012, which will be the final season of eligibility for the latter two.
USC will need safeties badly in 2013. Luckily for it, two of the elite in that class, David Price and Max Redfield, reside in its backyard.