USC encouraging early enrollees

Several commits and targets could be joining the Trojans as early as January

Updated: November 29, 2011, 3:44 PM ET
By Erik McKinney | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- With scholarship limitations impacting the next three recruiting classes, the USC coaches are encouraging commits to enroll early -- getting the player into the program as soon as possible to hopefully make an impact as a true freshman.

Enrolling 21 scholarship players this past fall all but guarantees that USC will bring in at least four early enrollees this spring. USC can backdate four players to last year's class -- which didn't have the NCAA-sanctioned restrictions. But during the final media call of the season, head coach Lane Kiffin said he expects the Trojans to bring in five or six early enrollees, which is possible since additional early enrollees will count against the 2012 limit of 15 scholarships.