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Tag:Pac 12 Signing Day
Posted on: February 4, 2011 5:13 pm
Edited on: February 4, 2011 5:15 pm

Video: USC Signing Day Recap

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Lane Kiffin didn't seem to be slowed by any NCAA sanctions on Signing Day, reeling in an impressive class for 2011. Both in-state and out, USC grabbed a number of great recruits to help restock the Trojan roster.

Posted on: February 4, 2011 11:49 am
Edited on: February 4, 2011 11:50 am

Video: Cal Signing Day Recap

Posted by Bryan Fischer

California had a losing season for the first time in recent memory but that didn't stop Jeff Tedford from bringing in a great recruiting class. The Golden Bears' defensive linemen coming in as part of the class of 2011 are especially impressive.

Posted on: February 2, 2011 11:09 pm

Video: The Pac-12 Surprises On Signing Day

Posted by Bryan Fischer

CBS College Sports analyst Tom Lemming breaks down signing day results from the Pac-12.

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Posted on: February 2, 2011 4:28 pm

Marqise Lee stays home, signs with USC

Posted by Bryan Fischer

USC stayed true to its roots and locked up another Southern California talent as the Trojans continue their strong push for one of the top classes in 2011. Gardena (CA) athlete Marqise Lee picked USC over Oregon and Miami after a few minor delays. Lee often said he preferred to leave California for much of the recruiting process but that did not stop Lane Kiffin and his staff from continuing to pursue Lee.

MaxPrep’s 14th-ranked athlete in the country, Lee is one of the best players in the state at both wide receiver and defensive back. USC is without a receivers coach due to the departure of John Morton to the San Francisco 49ers so it’s possible that the Trojans are looking at Lee primarily on the defensive side of the ball.

The four-star athlete is used to playing with both Trojans and quality athletes. Fellow Gardena wide receiver George Farmer signed with USC shortly after Lee did and Freshman All-American and current Trojan Robert Woods also played alongside Lee in high school.

In addition to becoming part of a talented class for the Trojans, Lee’s letter of intent also signifies that USC will sign more than 20 athletes on Signing Day in order to fill out the class ahead of scholarship restrictions to due NCAA sanctions.

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Posted on: February 2, 2011 12:49 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2011 12:50 pm

Good news for UCLA as McReynolds picks Bruins

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

If you were watching CBS College Sports a few minutes ago -- and if you weren't, why not? -- you saw Rick Neuheisel get what had to be the best news he's gotten in a while: defensive tackle Kevin McReynolds announced for our CBSCS viewers that he'll be attending UCLA.

The 6'3", 304-pound sparkplug selected the Bruins over heavy interest from programs as diverse as Kansas State, Mississippi State and Syracuse. Tom Lemming rates McReynolds as the nation's No. 5 defensive tackle thanks to his leverage skills and run-stopping ability, with McReynolds showing off his talents at the Under Armour All-American game.

It's been something of a rocky recruiting season for Neuheisel as he worked to overhaul his coaching staff and deal with the fallout from the Bruins' disappointing season, and his failures on the trail have only been magnified by the work done by Lane Kiffin. But McReynolds represents a huge pickup, and shows that the Trojans don't have a monopoly on good Signing Day news out of Los Angeles today.

More Signing Day coverage   is here  at CBS.
Posted on: February 2, 2011 9:49 am
Edited on: February 2, 2011 12:36 pm

USC grabs two out of state blue chippers

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Flight restrictions were not part of the sanctions placed on USC by the NCAA . That much was clear Wednesday morning as the Trojans pulled two blue chip players from high schools that normally send their players off to college in cars, not planes.

News leaked a bit early but Glenville (OH) offensive tackle Aundrey Walker spurned heavily-favored Ohio State by faxing his letter of intent to USC. Walker is MaxPreps’ ninth-ranked offensive tackle and fills a huge area of need for head coach Lane Kiffin and company.

Glenville had been known as a Buckeye pipeline recently, sending players such as Ted Ginn Jr. up the road to play in Columbus.

Danville (KY) linebacker Lamar Dawson was another player to surprisingly don the cardinal and gold. A Kentucky lean for most of the recruiting process, Dawson visited Tennessee last weekend on an official visit and late reports out of Kentucky had him heading back to Knoxville for college. In a ceremony streamed live online, Dawson ended the suspense and said he was actually heading west.

“I will be attending the University of Southern Cal,” Dawson proudly proclaimed.

Dawson is MaxPreps’ sixth-ranked inside linebacker and 69th in Tom Lemming’s Top 100 . The two pickups push the Trojans into the top five in the MaxPreps’ Team Rankings .

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Posted on: February 2, 2011 8:00 am
Edited on: February 2, 2011 8:01 am

Fisher heads west to Oregon

Posted by Bryan Fischer

While part of the country was still sound asleep, Pac-10 champion Oregon picked up one of the first commitments of the day in Traverse City (MI) offensive tackle Jacob Fisher. A Michigan decommitment following the departure of head coach Rich Rodriguez, Fisher selected the Ducks over Michigan, Michigan State and Florida.

The 6-foot-7, 260 pound tackle will likely redshirt upon arriving in Eugene but has the frame that should allow him to put on some weight and project as a left tackle in the near future. He is the 23rd commitment to Oregon in the class of 2011 but the first to fax in the paperwork.

Posted on: February 1, 2011 3:36 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2011 6:24 am

Uncommitted recruits' signing times

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Let the hat show begin! Below is a list of some of the top uncommitted prospects in the country and what time they are scheduled to sign. This list will be constantly updated with the latest information as it becomes available.

Time (ET) Player Position Schools
8AM Jake Fisher Offensive tackle Signed with Oregon
9AM Jeoffrey Pagan #4 Defensive end Signed with Alabama
  Lamar Dawson #6 Inside Linebacker Signed with USC
  Elkino Watson Defensive tackle Signed with South Florida
  Ja'Juan Story Wide receiver Signed with Florida
9:30AM Darius Jennings #5 Athlete Signed with Virginia
  Erique Florence #5 Safety Signed with Auburn
10AM Tony Steward #2 Inside Linebacker Signed with Clemson
  Nickolas Brassell #11 Wide receiver Signed with Ole Miss
  Antonio Richardson #6 Offensive tackle Signed with Tennessee
  Aundrey Walker #9 Offensive tackle Signed with USC

Troy Niklas #2 Offensive tackle Signed with Notre Dame
  Jalen Grimble Defensive end Signed with Miami (Fla.)
  Kent Turene #12 Inside linebacker Signed with Georgia
10:30AM Spencer Region #20 Offensive lineman Signed with Clemson
11AM Timmy Jernigan #3 Defensive tackle Signed with Florida State
  Javorius Allen Running back Signed with USC

Brent Calloway #3 Outside linebacker Signed with Alabama
11:20AM Delvon Simmons #8 Defensive tackle Signed with North Carolina
11:30AM Stephone Anthony #1 Outside linebacker Signed with Clemson
12PM Cyrus Kouandjio #1 Offensive tackle Signed with Auburn
1:30PM Isaiah Crowell #6 Tailback Signed with Georgia

Gabe Wright Defensive tackle Signed with Auburn
1:50PM Curtis Grant #1 Inside linebacker Signed with Ohio State
3PM Jermauria Rasco #6 Defensive end Signed with LSU
3:30PM Marqise Lee #14 Athlete Signed with USC
8PM De'Anthony Thomas #2 Athlete Signed with Oregon

Don't forget to also check the MaxPreps' Team Recruiting Rankings page to see how the teams stack up as the players put pen to paper on Signing Day. You can also sort the committed recruits by conference and check out Tom Lemming's Top 100 Recruits for the class of 2011. More Recruiting Coverage

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