USC Coach Steve Sarkisian lining up his 2015 recruiting class

USC Coach Steve Sarkisian lining up his 2015 recruiting class
USC Coach Steve Sarkisian, center, runs with his team onto the field before the Trojans' 52-13 victory over Fresno State at the Coliseum on Saturday. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

For the first time in three years, USC has a class of 25 scholarships available.

The program was limited to 15 scholarships in each of the last three years because of NCAA sanctions, which ended in June.


Coach Steve Sarkisian finished strong last February and landed an inaugural class that included Juju Smith, Adoree' Jackson and Damien Mama. Sarkisian is wasting no time lining up the next one.

Two scholarships have been guaranteed and 23 remain.

Ventura St. Bonaventure High quarterback Ricky Town signed a financial-aid agreement in August, guaranteeing him a scholarship. Kicker Matt Boermeester, a transfer from Saddleback College, also received a scholarship as a blue-shirt recruit. He is on the roster this season.

Sarkisian has received commitments from 14 other high school seniors and a junior college player, which leaves room for eight more commitments.

Players can sign a national letter of intent, a binding agreement between the university and athlete, on Feb. 4, 2015.

Here's a look at the current list of committed players:

Player; Position; High school

Sam Darnold, QB, San Clemente

Desean Holmes, WR, Mission Hills Bishop Alemany

De'Quan Hampton, WR, Long Beach City College

Tristan Payton, WR, Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast

Aca'Cedric Ware, RB, Cedar Hill (Texas)

Chuma Edoga, OL, Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern

Roy Hemsley, OL, Los Angeles Windward


Clayton Johnston, OL, Anaheim Servite

Cole Smith, C, Mission Viejo

Jacob Daniel, DL, Fresno Clovis North

Noah Jefferson, DL, Henderson (Nev.) Liberty

Christian Rector, DL, Los Angeles Loyola

Cameron Smith, LB, Granite Bay

Taeon Mason, CB, Pasadena Muir

Isaiah Langley, CB, Pleasanton Foothill

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