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USC's 2016 recruiting class among the top 10 nationally

USC's 2016 recruiting class among the top 10 nationally
Mater Dei offensive tackle Frank Martin runs a 40-yard sprint during The Opening Oakland Regional in San Leandro, Calif. (Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

Five months remain until signing day, but USC is on its way to signing a top-rated recruiting class for a second consecutive year.

USC's 2016 class, with 16 players committed, ranks among the top-10 classes in the country according to recruiting sites Rivals, Scout and 247Sports.

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Ohio State has the consensus top class with 19 players committed.

Each site ranks USC first in the Pac-12 Conference, followed by either Stanford or UCLA.

USC started the 2016 recruiting cycle with 25 scholarships, but only five remain if each player remains committed.

Four scholarships that count toward 2016 were awarded to blue-shirt recruits Deontay Burnett, Clayton Johnston, Daniel Imatorbhebhe and Taylor McNamara, who are on the roster this season.

Imatorbhebhe, a transfer from Florida, will not be eligible to play until 2016.

Here's a look at USC's 2016 recruiting class:

Player, position, high school

Matt Fink, QB, Glendora

Velus Jones, WR, Saraland (Ala.)

Josh Imatorbhebhe, WR, Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett

Michael Pittman, WR/DB, Westlake Village Oaks Christian

Trevon Sidney, WR, La Puente Bishop Amat

Tyler Vaughns, WR, La Puente Bishop Amat

Cary Angeline, TE, Exton (Pa.) Downington East

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Frank Martin, OL, Santa Ana Mater Dei

Nathan Smith, OL, Mesa

Keanu Saleapaga, DL, La Mirada

Liam Jimmons, DL, Huntington Beach

Keyshon Camp, DL, Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson Senior

Daelin Hayes, LB, Ann Arbor (Mich.) Skyline

Mique Juarez, LB, North Torrance

Jordan Iosefa, LB, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis School

C.J. Pollard, DB, Gardena Serra

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