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USC recruiting: Linebacker targets in the 2016 class

A closer look at USC's linebacker recruiting targets for 2016

Two linebackers have committed to USC’s 2016 recruiting class and the Trojans could accept commitments from two more.

Daelin Hayes, from Skyline High in Ann Arbor, Mich., picked USC in July and has not waivered on his decision.

North Torrance’s Mique Juarez committed in January but said this spring that he would continue to explore other offers.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Juarez is being recruited by Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State.

Hayes and Juarez will participate in the Opening at the Nike World Headquarters in July.

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic linebacker Lamar Winston has narrowed his list of offers to Oregon, Washington, UCLA, USC, Michigan, California, Arizona and Arizona State.

The 6-foot-3, 218-pound Winston said he planned to visit UCLA, USC, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Arizona State this summer. He has not set a commitment date.

USC has offered Ben Davis from Gordo, Ala. Davis is the son of Wayne Davis, the all-time leading tackler at Alabama.

Davis, 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, recently visited Alabama and LSU. He has more than 20 offers.

USC also offered Mater Dei’s Curtis Robinson, Rialto Carter’s Lokeni Toailoa and Bakersfield Liberty’s Krys Barnes - however, Robinson committed to Stanford and Toailoa and Barnes picked UCLA.

Here’s a look at the 2016 players who have committed to USC:

Player, position, high school

Matt Fink, QB, Glendora

Velus Jones, WR, Saraland (Ala.)

Josh Imatorbhebhe, WR, Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett

Melquise Stovall, RB, Lancaster Paraclete

Frank Martin, OL, Santa Ana Mater Dei

Nathan Smith, OL, Mesa

Daelin Hayes, LB, Ann Arbor (Michigan) Skyline

Mique Juarez, LB, North Torrance

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