The weekend of Jan. 16 could be one of the most important in USC’s 2015 recruiting cycle.
“That’s the big weekend,” said USC commit Jacob Daniel, at the Army All-American Bowl.
Daniel, a defensive tackle from Fresno Clovis North, will be one of numerous commits and recruits on campus for an official visit.
“I just hope to spend more time with the coaches and get around the players a little bit and see how cool everyone is,” he said.
USC is on the schedule for Gardena Serra defensive lineman Rasheem Green and linebacker John Houston.
Green said he would visit the Trojans before he took his final official visit to Arizona State on Jan. 23.
“I might announce before national signing day,” Green said. He has already visited Oregon and Miami.
Salem Hills (Utah) linebacker Porter Gustin said he would try to take three more official visits, including trips to Ohio State, Arizona State and USC. He could join the Jan. 16 visit list.
Nine commits are scheduled to take their official visits, including Daniel, Los Angeles Loyola defensive lineman Christian Rector, Pleasanton Foothill cornerback Isaiah Langley, San Clemente quarterback Sam Darnold, Moraga Campolindo tight end Tyler Petite, Mission Hills Alemany running back Dominic Davis, Mission Viejo center Cole Smith, Henderson (Nev.) Liberty defensive end Noah Jefferson and Long Beach City College receiver De’Quan Hampton.
Rector, Langley and Daniel said USC would be their only official visit.
“I don’t think it is necessary, I am a Trojan,” Langley said. “I don’t need to go anywhere else.”
Five commits who have signed financial-aid agreements will already be on campus: Ventura St. Bonaventure quarterback Ricky Town, Los Angeles Windward offensive lineman Roy Hemsley, Granite Bay linebacker Cameron Smith, Riverside City College receiver Isaac Whitney and Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern offensive lineman Chuma Edoga.
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