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Re-establishing in-state pipeline

USC looks to rebound in California after losing out on several in-state prospects

Updated: February 28, 2012, 3:26 PM ET
By Erik McKinney | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- Lane Kiffin and the USC Trojans signed an impressive recruiting class earlier this month, but it wasn't perfect. Besides not landing a pure impact defensive tackle, the Trojans also signed just one of the top five players in California who held USC offers. That comes on the heels of the 2011 class, when USC signed six of the state's top 10 prospects and eight of the top 13.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comStockton, Calif., running back Justin Davis is the No. 1 running back in the state according to the USC coaches, who have already offered him.
USC again will be faced with scholarship reductions with the class of 2013 and likely will look to in-state recruits to form the backbone of the class. After taking a look at 10 high priority out-of-state prospects last week, WeAreSC offers 10 recruits who could become the most wanted in-state members of USC's 2013 recruiting class.