USC Football Junior Day Visitors: Pac-12 Recruiting Weekend Update

Stephen Dunn

Who visited Heritage Hall this weekend on USC's biggest recruiting event of the offseason?

There is probably no more star-studded recruiting even this winter than seeing the USC Trojans host their annual Junior Day. The junior day usually holds the greatest collection of talent in the recruiting class on the West Coast, and for USC it should be no different. Many of the top recruits from the state of California will be in attendance.

Most interesting are the type of quarterbacks ending up in Los Angeles, as they're mostly of the dual threat nature. They include Casa Grande (Calif.) QB JaJuan Lawson, Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic QB Morgan Mahalak, and
Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian QB Brandon Dawkins, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei QB Chase Forrest, La Mirada QB Kevin Dillman.

Among the running backs, there's Oakley (Calif.) Freedom RB Joe Mixon, Imperial (Calif.) RB Royce Freeman, Mission Hills (Cailf.) Bishop Alemany RB Kurt Scoby. It's not a particularly expansive group of players.

There are a bunch of wide receivers coming. La Mirada (Calif.) WR Dallis Todd, Elk Grove (Calif) Cosumnes Oaks WR Alex Van Dyke, Inglewood (Calif.) WR Zaire Andre, Fontana (Calif.) Summit WR Erik Brown and Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) WR Ralston Compton, El Cerrito (Calif.) WR Jalen Harvey all make the list.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian ATH Marquis Ware and Long Beach (Calif.) Poly ATH JuJu Smith are names to watch out for; he has the potential to play on either side of the football.

The talent around the lines that's been reported is pretty quiet at this point. Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco OL Damien Mama and Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel OL Richie Wenzel are the only two prominent names that we've heard as potential targets.

Scanning the defensive line, we have Fresno (Calif.) Central DL Tashon Smallwood and Lompoc (Calif.) DL Ainuu Taua.

El Cerrito (Calif.) LB Derik Calhoun, Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian LB Jamardre Cobb, Gardena (Calif.) Serra LB Dwight Williams, La Mirada (Calif.) TE-LB Tyler Luatua are all potential candidates.

Finally, there's the defensive backs. El Cerrito (Calif.) CB Adarius Pickett, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei DB Jonathan Lockett, Gardena (Calif.) Serra CB Adoree' Jackson.

Among future talent, 2015 Diamond Bar (Calif.) DB Kanya Bell & WR Cordell Broadus are the ones that really stand out.

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