USC targets impress in state bowls

Tuerk, Greenberry, Shepard and Hutchings clinch state championships

Updated: December 19, 2011, 1:01 PM ET
By Erik McKinney | We Are SC
CARSON, Calif. -- It was a big weekend for USC recruits at The Home Depot Center, as USC commit Max Tuerk (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Santa Margarita), USC target Deontay Greenberry (Fresno, Calif./Washington Union) and 2013 recruit Michael Hutchings (Concord, Calif./De La Salle) all ended their seasons with wins in their respective CIF state bowl games.

Santa Margarita matched up against San Jose Bellarmine in the Division I game and the Eagles clawed their way to a 42-37 victory, thanks to a 1-yard touchdown plunge by 2013 quarterback Johnny Stanton on a fourth-down play with 16 seconds remaining. It was a similar script to the game one week earlier, when Stanton scored the winning touchdown with less than a minute remaining, to give Santa Margarita the Pac-5 championship over San Clemente.