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September 15, 2021 Morning Edition: USC Football News Roundup

This is your USC Stats, News, Rumors, and Commentary Roundup for the Morning of September 15, 2021.


USC Trojans 2021 Recruiting Class

Name High School Position Height Weight Stars Rating Hometown
Korey Foreman Centennial SDE 6’4″ 265.0 5 0.9994 Corona, CA
Raesjon Davis Mater Dei OLB 6’1″ 215.0 4 0.9748 Santa Ana, CA
Jaxson Dart Corner Canyon PRO 6’3″ 210.0 4 0.9695 Draper, UT
Miller Moss Bishop Alemany PRO 6’2″ 197.0 4 0.9665 Mission Hills, CA
Ceyair Wright Loyola CB 6’1″ 175.0 4 0.9638 Los Angeles, CA
Julien Simon Lincoln OLB 6’2″ 221.0 4 0.9446 Tacoma, WA
Kyron Ware-Hudson Mater Dei WR 6’1″ 200.0 4 0.9421 Santa Ana, CA
Michael Trigg Carrollwood Day TE 6’3″ 230.0 4 0.9404 Tampa, FL
Prophet Brown Monterey Trail CB 5’10” 180.0 4 0.9292 Elk Grove, CA
Jay Toia Grace Brethren DT 6’2″ 315.0 4 0.9236 Simi Valley, CA
Calen Bullock John Muir ATH 6’2″ 175.0 4 0.9201 Pasadena, CA
Anthony Beavers Jr. Narbonne ATH 6’1″ 195.0 4 0.9149 Harbor City, CA
Xamarion Gordon Warren S 6’2″ 190.0 4 0.8972 Downey, CA
Jaylin Smith Bishop Alemany ATH 5’11” 180.0 4 0.8954 Mission Hills, CA
Brandon Campbell Katy RB 5’10” 190.0 4 0.8936 Katy, TX
Michael Jackson Desert Pines WR 6’0″ 198.0 3 0.8893 Las Vegas, NV
Mason Murphy J Serra Catholic OT 6’5″ 290.0 3 0.8875 San Juan Capistrano, CA
Lake McRee Lake Travis TE 6’4″ 217.0 3 0.8784 Austin, TX
Colin Mobley DeMatha Catholic SDE 6’4″ 260.0 3 0.8763 Hyattsville, MD
Joseph Manjack Memorial WR 6’3″ 200.0 3 0.8661 Tomball, TX
Ty Buchanan Calallen OG 6’5″ 280.0 3 0.8608 Corpus Christi, TX
Maximus Gibbs St. John Bosco OG 6’6″ 385.0 3 0.8572 Bellflower, CA


USC Trojans 2022 Recruiting Class

Name High School Position Height Weight Stars Rating Hometown
Domani Jackson Mater Dei CB 6’1″ 185 5 0.9990 Santa Ana, CA
Fabian Ross Bishop Gorman CB 6’0″ 185 4 0.9284 Las Vegas, NV
Devin Brown Queen Creek PRO 6’2″ 190 4 0.8958 Queen Creek, AZ
Dylan Lopez Rancho Verde OG 6’3″ 280 3 0.8577 Moreno Valley, CA


Now onto the News, Rumors, and Commentary…

“Now I’m worried about the team,” Williams said. I pretty much want to know exactly what the offense is doing from a verbiage standpoint. “Now to come out here and cheer on the offense when they make a big-time play, that’s a little different. I was out here pretty much watching the offense a lot more than defense.”

Above is the summary of: PHOTOS: The Donté Williams Era begins… tap or click to check out the full article.

“I think that we have the right one.” What is Bohn looking for in USC’s next head coach? The first word Bohn used, and he used it often, was leadership. Bohn talked about what went into his decision to ultimately fire Clay Helton, why he chose Williams to take over for the rest of the season, what his timeline for hiring a new head coach would be and what attributes are important to him in a head coach. “As you all know, our vision is to be the most student athlete centered program in the country, so we want somebody that understands the connectability with young men that are a part of this program and the ability to recruit and bring high-quality, character people to USC and again to pursue championships.” HEAD COACHING SEARCH SALE – GET ANNUAL VIP MEMBERSHIP FOR 60% OFF!!! Williams got his first taste of running a practice and addressing the media as the team’s head coach, talking about his plans for the squad, his thoughts on becoming the first black head coach in USC’s history and what changes, if any, he was making in practice. On Tuesday USC athletic director Mike Bohn and newly anointed interim head coach Donte Williams addressed the media following a practice where the Trojans were preparing to take on Washington State.”

Above is the summary of: WATCH: Mike Bohn and Donte Williams address the media after Tuesday’s WSU practice… tap or click to check out the full article.

“Consistent with our values as an institution, he deserves the utmost respect from the Trojan Family during this transition.” Williams addressed USC’s beat reporters Tuesday following practice in his first media availability since stepping into his new role. Athletic director Mike Bohn released a statement on Monday, following USC’s blowout loss to Stanford Saturday, that the team would be moving in a new direction. The day marked a new era for USC’s football program as interim head coach Donte Williams oversaw the Trojans in the first public practice since the firing of former head coach Clay Helton. USCFootball.com beat reporters Shotgun Spratling and Keely Eure have the news and notes following USC’s Tuesday practice of Washington State Week.”

Above is the summary of: Instant Analysis: Donté Williams takes over as USC’s interim head coach… tap or click to check out the full article.

“That’s what a national search is all about,” Bohn said. That’s what the whole message is, it’s us and we — what we’re going to do. And that’s what we’re focused on right now,” he said. I pretty much want to know exactly what the offense is doing from a verbiage standpoint,” Williams said.”

Above is the summary of: WATCH: Donte Williams discusses USC interim coach opportunity, expectations… tap or click to check out the full article.

“The Trojan Talk podcast moved up the recording schedule this week to react to the reverberating news Monday that USC had fired football coach Clay Helton. Former USC QB turned analyst Max Browne joined TrojanSports.com publisher Ryan Young to break down the news, the timing, athletic director Mike Bohn’s strongly-worded statement, what to expect under interim coach Donte Williams, Browne’s reflections being a player through the 2013 and 2015 coaching transitions and thoughts on the coaching search. LISTEN HERE **Not subscribed? Join today and get a 60-DAY FREE TRIAL as USC begins its search for the Trojans’ next head coach. Follow along with us through that process and share your thoughts on our Trojan Talk message board.”

Above is the summary of: PODCAST: Perspective on the end of the Clay Helton era, USC coaching search… tap or click to check out the full article.

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