How to rank USC recruiting rankings


By Bryan Wiedey, USA TODAY Sports The U.S. is ranked No. 2 for recruiting in the nation according to the rankings, which were released on Thursday.

The USC football program ranked No 1 in the country according to Rivals’ national rankings.

The Trojans are currently ranked No 2 in the Pac-12 and No. 4 nationally in total offense.

USC is ranked fourth in the FBS in total defense.

The Utes are currently No. 5 in the AP poll and No 4 in the USA Today/ college football rankings.

USC’s 2017 recruiting class ranks third in the league in total points scored, No. 14 in scoring defense, No 15 in scoring offense and No 10 in rushing defense.

A number of USC commits are in the NFL.

Freshman linebacker Jourdan Lewis, a three-star prospect who had four tackles for loss in the 2017 season, is a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft by the New York Jets.

Lewis is ranked as the No. 24 overall player in the 2019 NFL draft and No 20 overall player overall by the ESPN/ESPN 300.

The other two USC commit with Lewis as a two-star is defensive tackle J.C. Williams, a five-star recruit who had six sacks last season.

Williams is ranked in the top 10 of the 2018 draft class.

USC had the No 2 recruiting class in USC history in 2017.

USC has signed more than a dozen NFL players in the last five years, including several first-round picks.

USC also signed one of the top three high school players in Division I-A history last season, defensive tackle Brandon Moore.

Moore is the nation’s No. 1-ranked defensive tackle.

USC finished the 2017 regular season ranked No, 7th nationally in rushing offense.

It is No. 9 nationally in scoring.

USC won the Trojers first national championship in 25 years, as well as its first in program history.

USC beat No. 10 Notre Dame, 35-26, in the Rose Bowl.

The program’s last championship came in 2014, when the Trojan defense shut down the Fighting Irish offense for the final seven minutes of regulation to give USC a 41-28 win.

The Fighting Irish led 17-0 at halftime before USC rallied for the game-winning field goal.

USC returns three starters on offense: quarterback Kavell Holcomb (freshman), receiver Michael Rector (freshmen) and tight end David Arkin (freshmans).

Holcomb and Rector are the only two USC players with four-year college eligibility.

Rector was the first redshirt freshman to start a game since 2013.