USC's Clay Helton and Kenechi Udeze visit 2016 recruit Jonathan Kongbo III

Clay Helton is continuing his effort to assemble USC's 2016 recruiting class.

Helton and Kenechi Udeze made a visit to Jonathan Kongbo III, a top-rated defensive lineman from Arizona Western College.


"#FightOn," Kongbo wrote in a tweet that was accompanied by a photo with Helton and Udeze.

The final recruiting contact period before signing day Feb. 3 began last Thursday, with coaches and assistants able to travel to visit players.

Udeze, former USC player and NFL first-round draft pick, served as interim defensive line coach for the Holiday Bowl and was designated by Helton as a recruiter for the contact period. He is a candidate to become the permanent defensive line coach.

The 6-foot-6, 265-pound Kongo was once committed to Tennessee. He recently decommitted from the Volunteers after receiving a flurry of scholarship offers, including one from USC.

Kongbo said his top eight schools are Tennessee, Mississippi , Alabama, USC, Washington, Oklahoma, Florida State and Oregon.

USC has commitments from three defensive linemen in the class -- Liam Jimmons from Huntington Beach, Keyshon Camp from Lake Gibson Senior in Lakeland, Fla. and Oluwole Betiku from Gardena Serra.

Betiku has enrolled in spring semester courses at USC.

USC has 14 committed players and six scholarships available.

Here's a look at who is committed to USC's 2016 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 (Penn.) Downingtown East

Frank Martin, OL, Santa Ana Mater Dei

Nathan Smith, OL, Mesa

Liam Jimmons, DL, Huntington Beach

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

Oluwole Betiku, DL, Gardena Serra

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

C.J. Pollard, DB, Gardena Serra

Damon Johnson, LS, Glendora*

*Will join the team as a walk-on

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