USC recruiting update: Future Trojans are seeking other players

USC recruiting update: Future Trojans are seeking other players
Crespi's Marvell Tell, left, fools Notre Dame's C.J. Hicks on a fake field goal that resulted in a touchdown in October. (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

Future USC players have been recruiting others during the week of practices and events leading to Saturday's Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome.

Six of 90 players participating have committed to the Trojans, and they are targeting more, including linebackers Porter Gustin and Osa Masina and defensive backs Ykili Ross and Marvell Tell.

Cornerback Isaiah Langley, who has committed to USC, said the Trojans could sign 10 or 11 Army All-Americans on Feb. 4. "It's looking really good," he said.

Quarterback Ricky Town said those who have committed are "very close with a lot of" other possible signees.

Gustin and Masina, both from Utah, are regarded as top players in the 2015 class.

Gustin, 6-foot-5 and 244 pounds, has officially visited Notre Dame, but said he was only considering USC, Arizona State and Ohio State, adding that he will "hopefully" take official visits to all three schools.

Gustin said he would like to make a commitment "as soon as possible," but would not decide until after his visits.

Masina, 6-5 and 230 pounds, has taken official visits to USC, UCLA and Arizona State, and said he would not visit any others.

Masina said he could "make my mind up by the end of this week," and announce a commitment soon.

Ross, from Riverside Poly High, and Tell, from Encino Crespi, will announce their commitments during the Army Bowl, which kicks off at 10 a.m. PDT on NBC.

Langley and defensive line commit Christian Rector said they expected Tell to commit to USC.

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