Spring ball begins March 5.
Trojans get 5 turnovers, including 2 picks by Scott Starr.
Trojans put on pads for first time in 2012 fall camp.
2013: After missing most of 2012 with an injury, Starr will compete to get into the linebacker playing rotation as a redshirt freshman in 2013. He likely will miss 2013 spring practice while recuperating from 2012 neck surgery.
2012: Starr, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2012 after graduating a semester early from high school, was a backup linebacker and special teams player as a freshman in 2012. Overall in 2012, he appeared in USC's first 3 games (Hawaii, Syracuse, Stanford) and made 2 tackles (both against Hawaii). He then suffered a neck injury prior to the California game and had surgery that sidelined him the rest of the season, which allowed him to redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2011 honors included USA Today All-USA first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Top 150 Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF Inland Division and All-Riverside County as a senior linebacker at Norco (Calif.) High. He had 96 tackles, including 6 sacks, and a fumble recovery in 2011.
He made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team, SectionSports.com All-Inland Empire second team and All-Big VIII League first team as a 2010 junior while getting 114 tackles (with 3 sacks) and a forced fumble.
He was a 4-year starter at Norco. Current Trojan Nathan Guertler also prepped at Norco.
PERSONAL: He and 15 of his USC teammates spent 5 days in Haiti in the spring of 2012 building homes and assisting those in need.