Steve Sarkisian and his USC coaching staff are looking forward to February, when they can put the finishing touches on the Trojans' first full recruiting class in four years.
But in the next 30 days, Sarkisian has another pressing concern: Retaining star players already on the roster.
Defensive lineman Leonard Williams, quarterback Cody Kessler, tailback Javorius Allen and receiver Nelson Agholor are among 27 juniors and third-year sophomores eligible to make themselves available for the NFL draft.
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Dec. 15, 5 p.m.: An earlier version of this article reported George Uko was not with an NFL team....