USC football: Roster updated with Delvon Simmons and walk-ons


USC updated the roster that appears in its media guide, adding transfer Delvon Simmons and 19 walk-ons.

NCAA transfer rules require Simmons, a defensive lineman who played at Texas Tech, to sit out this season. He will be eligible in 2014 and have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

The walk-ons include offensive lineman Abe Markowitz, who was granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA, quarterback Chris Willson, a transfer from Wake Forest who will redshirt, and quarterback Ted Landers, who played at Gardena Serra High and made stops at UCLA and Mt. San Antonio College.


John Yohe, a senior tight end, is 28 years old. Yohe participated in three sports at Virginia Military Institute. He served in the Marines from 2008-11 and was deployed twice to Afghanistan.

The new players:

14 Brennan Cassone, WR, 5-10, 175, Fr./Fr., Malibu (Malibu)

17 Chris Willson, QB, 6-6, 245, Jr.*/Sr., West Covina (St. Paul/Wake Forest)

18 Ted Landers, QB, 6-2, 215, Sr.*/Sr., Torrance (Serra/UCLA/Mt. San Antonio JC)

26 James Toland, TB, , 6-0, 185, Fr./Fr., Indio (Shadow Hills)

30 Kevin Carrasco, CB, 6-1, 180, Fr./Fr., Santa Clarita (Notre Dame)

40 Pat Hart, FB, 6-1, 225, Fr./Fr., Burridge, Ill. (Fenwick)

37 Matt Lopes, S, 5-11, 185, Fr./Fr., Palos Verdes Estates (Palos Verdes)

41 Shane Sullivan, TE, 6-4, 240, Jr.*/Sr., Orange (Orange Lutheran/Air Force Academy Prep/Wyoming/Mt. San Antonio JC)

42 John Yohe, TE, 6-5, 250, Sr.*/Gr., Fairfax, Va. (Bishop O’Connell/Virginia Military Institute)

44 Christian Guzman, TE/SNP, 6-3, 220, Fr.*/So., Desert Hot Springs (Desert Hot Springs/Mt. San Antonio JC)

48 Jack Basalari, P, 6-0, 170, Fr./Fr., Pasadena (Maranatha)

50 Abe Markowitz, OL, 6-1, 305, Sr.*/Sr., Hawaii Kai, Hawaii (Punahou)

51 Cameron Baggett, LB, 6-1, 220, Fr./Fr., La Jolla (La Jolla)

78 David Sellens, OL, 6-5, 290, Fr./Fr., Yreka (Yreka)

87 Aaron Minor, WR, 6-3, 190, Fr./Fr., Lakewood (Mayfair)

89 Cody White, WR, 6-2, 190, Fr./Fr., Lake Forest (El Toro)

92 Zach Smith, SNP, 6-1, 210, Fr./Fr., Redwood City (Menlo School)

92 Michael Maguire, DE, 6-4, 255, Jr.*/Jr., Sammamish, Wash. (Eastlake/Golden West JC)

96 Joey Augello, DT, 6-0, 285, So./So., Rolling Hills Estates (Peninsula/Los Angeles Harbor JC)

97 Delvon Simmons, DE, 6-6, 300, Jr./Jr., McKeesport, Penn. (McKeesport/Texas Tech)


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