Commits hope to measure up

Comparison game isn't easy when joining the storied ranks at USC

Updated: July 15, 2012, 10:40 AM ET
By Greg Katz |
LOS ANGELES  USC Trojans fans know the drill. How many times through the years has a recruit or commitment been called the next Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, or Brad Budde?

It's inevitable that after recent Trojans verbals by highly regarded defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes (Auburn, Calif./Placer) and offensive linemen Nico Fatah (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco) and Khaliel Rodgers (Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian Academy), the comparison game figures to be in high gear.

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