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The recruiting Christmas list

What might Lane Kiffin ask from Santa as far as the class of 2012 is concerned?

Updated: December 23, 2011, 12:16 PM ET
By Erik McKinney | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- The recruiting dead period began Monday, but with fewer than two months until signing day and the holidays fast approaching, there is certain to be a recruiting wish list floating around Heritage Hall as the USC coaches continue to build their 2012 recruiting class. WeAreSC takes a look at what could be on coach Lane Kiffin's list this year, as he fills his third recruiting class as head coach of the Trojans.

[+] EnlargeGerald Bowman
Erik McKinney/WeAreSC.comGetting a commitment from junior college safety Gerald Bowman on Wednesday would be a nice early gift.
Early good news
Kiffin could be less than 24 hours away from his next commitment, as junior college standout safety Gerald Bowman (Woodland Hills, Calif./Pierce College) will announce his decision Wednesday. Bowman is down to USC, Oklahoma and Miami (Fla.), and he will have a significant impact on the Trojans 2012 class. With Scott Starr, Chad Wheeler and DeVante Wilson set to enroll this January, there is one available scholarship in the class of 2011, which Bowman would grab as an early enrollee. The coaches are almost certain to use the scholarship, so adding one of the top junior college players -- at a position that could need an immediate starter next season -- would be a big benefit.


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