LOS ANGELES –Wednesday marked college football’s Early Signing Day. Across the country, hundreds of high school seniors officially signed with the programs where they will play football at the next level.
It was a busy day for USC, with the Trojans officially signing 19 members of its 2024 recruiting class. Let’s take a look at the full list of players who inked with USC on Wednesday:
-Four-star wide receiver Xavier Jordan
-Four-star offensive lineman Jason Zandamela
-Four-star cornerback Marcelles Williams
-Four-star rush end Kameryn Fountain
-Four-star tight end Walter Matthews
-Four-star linebacker Elijah Newby
-Four-star defensive lineman Carlon Jones
-Four-star tight end Joey Olsen
-Four-star safety Marquis Gallegos
-Four-star linebacker Desman Stephens II
-Three-star defensive lineman Jide Abasiri
-Three-star offensive lineman Makai Saina
-Three-star offensive lineman Justin Tauanuu
-Three-star safety Jarvis Boatwright
-Three-star running back Bryan Jackson
-Three-star safety Braylon Conley
-Three-star offensive lineman Kalolo Ta’aga
-Three-star offensive lineman Hayden Treter
-Three-star offensive lineman Lorenzo Cowan
Where USC’s 2024 class stacks up
According to the On3 team rankings, USC currently holds the number 18 overall 2024 recruiting class. The Trojans’ class ranks fifth in the new Big Ten, behind Ohio State (third overall), Oregon (sixth overall), Penn State (15th overall), and Michigan (17th overall).
There are still numerous recruits who have yet to sign, and will wait until traditional National Signing Day in February to do so. In the modern era of college football, however, the vast majority of recruits sign during the Early Signing Period, so it will be difficult for the Trojans to significantly boost their class during the stretch run.
Of USC’s 19 signees, 14 will enroll early and participate in spring practice with the Trojans. They are:
-Desman Stephens II
While official dates have not yet been announced, USC will likely open its 2024 Spring Practice sometime in March.