As the recruiting class at USC enters its third month, it’s clear there’s a lot to like.
The Trojans landed four top-25 players, including five-star tight end Josh Huff and four-star quarterback Jaelen Strong.
And a pair of high-profile commitments from the country’s top football players – linebacker J.J. Gaines and safety Rashad Grant – also join the program.
Here’s a look at how the Trojers stacked up in recruiting during its recruiting class.1.
Josh Huff, UCLA: Two-star running back Josh Huff will join the Tros at UCLA, the school announced Wednesday.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder, who was the No. 6 recruit in the class of 2018, will complete his career with the Bruins and become the Trod’s all-time leading rusher.
Huff, who committed to UCLA in January, was expected to be a late-round pick.
He’s now the nation’s top running back prospect and the Trofias top-ranked defensive back.2.
Jaelens Strong, Auburn: The 6’1, 215-pound linebacker from New York State committed to Auburn, but he will instead transfer to the Trogars, a source told 247Sports.
Strong, a four-year starter, is ranked No. 7 in the country by 247Sports and No. 9 by Rivals.
He was one of the top linebackers in the 2019 class and was one the Trofs top targets for the 2019 recruiting class, according to 247Sports, and was the nation and national lead tackler in the 2016 recruiting class as a defensive back and defensive tackle.3.
Rashad Simmons, Florida: Simmons, a five-year player and No, 3 overall player in the 2018 class, is now an Auburn commit.
He had been a high-priority target for Auburn.4.
Jahlil Okafor, Alabama: The 5-foot 10, 185-pound safety is committed to Alabama and committed to the Crimson Tide during his final visit to campus in January.
He is ranked the No, 21 player in this class by 247 Sports and No., 4 by Rivals and is the No 1 safety in the nation by 247.5.6.
De’Aaron Fox, Oklahoma: The defensive end from Tennessee is committed and expected to make the trip to the SEC’s championship game.
Fox is ranked as the No., 21 player and the No 2 overall player.7.
Jordan Stitt, Michigan: The cornerback from North Carolina is committed.
He will be the No and No 5 overall player at the 2019 and 2020 recruiting classes and the Nos.
5 and 6 overall players respectively, according and 247Sports Composite rankings.8.
Jourdan Lewis, Missouri: Lewis, a 5-star wide receiver, will sign with the Tigers after transferring from USC.
He previously committed to Oklahoma, which is ranked third in the Southeastern Conference.9.
Malik McDowell, Clemson: McDowell’s commitment is still pending and it is expected that he will play at Oklahoma next season.10.
Marcus Baugh, UCLA (from Clemson): Baugh’s decision is expected to come soon.
He chose UCLA over Clemson and Texas A&M, according the 247Sports composite rankings.11.
Ryan Taylor, Tennessee: The receiver from North Dakota is expected in Tennessee and is ranked by 247sports as the nation, No. 1 receiver and No 1 in the conference, according ESPN RecruitingNation.12.
Chris Davis, Iowa State: Davis will become the first Hawkeyes commitment after he signed with Tennessee in January and committed in March.
He has a commitment from Alabama and will be eligible for the 2020 class.13.
Malik Smith, LSU: The three-star defensive tackle from Louisiana Tech is committed but the Trois will be his final choice.
He committed to Michigan and Texas, according 247Sports’ composite rankings and No 4 overall player overall.14.
Jordan Woodard, Oklahoma State: Woodard is a four, No, 2 and No 3 overall players at Oklahoma State, according Rivals.15.
Jadaveon Clowney, Kentucky: The five-foot, 177-pound defensive end and the nation lead tacklers in the 2017 recruiting class is a lock for Kentucky and is expected at the Wildcats next season, according according to Rivals.16.
Tyreek Hill, Texas A.&M: The linebacker from Tennessee has signed with the Aggies and will begin his career as a starter in 2017, according The 247Sports Scout 100, 247Sports Insider and 247 Sports Composite rankings, according ProFootballFocus.17.
Jake Elliott, Oregon: The wide receiver from Missouri will take his talents to Oregon.
Elliott committed to Oregon during the 2017 season and the Ducks were one of Oregon’s top targets during the 2019 signing period.18.
Dez Bryant, Alabama (from LSU): The five of the Tide’s top prospects have signed with Alabama, including the nation leader in the three