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    USC Football Announces 19-Player Signing Class
    USC head football coach Lane Kiffin announced his 2010 recruiting class in Wednesday's press conference
    USC head football coach Lane Kiffin announced his 2010 recruiting class in Wednesday's press conference
    
    

    Feb. 3, 2010

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    LOS ANGELES-Fifteen high school football players and one junior college player signed letters of intent with USC, new Trojan head coach Lane Kiffin announced today.

    Additionally, RB Dillon Baxter of Mission Bay HS in San Diego, Calif., DB Patrick Hall of St. Bonaventure HS in Ventura, Calif., and WR Kyle Prater of Proviso West HS in Hillside, Ill., already enrolled at USC in January as freshmen and will participate in the upcoming spring practice. Hall originally signed with USC in 2009, but did not qualify for admission.

    Kiffin noted that several other signings could be announced soon.

    This fall's incoming freshmen are: WR Markeith Ambles of Henry County HS in McDonough, Ga.; DB Dion Bailey of Lakewood (Calif.) HS; DB Anthony Brown of Kaiser HS in Fontana, Calif.; OL Giovanni Di Poalo of St. Bonaventure HS in Ventura, Calif.; TE Xavier Grimble of Bishop Gorman HS in Las Vegas, Nev.; RB D.J. Morgan of Taft HS in Woodland Hills, Calif.; LB Hayes Pullard of Crenshaw HS in Los Angeles, Calif.; DB Nickell Robey of Frostproof (Fla.) HS; QB Jesse Scroggins of Lakewood (Calif.) HS; TE Randall Telfer of Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) HS; TE Christian Thomas of Highland HS in Palmdale, Calif.; DT George Uko of Don Lugo HS in Chino, Calif.; FB Soma Vainuku of Eureka (Calif.) HS; WR Robert Woods of Serra HS in Gardena, Calif.; and DB Demetrius Wright of Corona (Calif.) HS.

    The junior college transfer who will be joining USC is LB Glen Stanley of Eastern Arizona JC in Thatcher, Ariz., who will be a junior.

    "Obviously, it was a great day for the Trojan Family," said Kiffin. "I'm extremely proud of the work done by our staff and everyone involved. To be here for just a couple weeks and to be able to sign so many of the top-ranked high school players in the country speaks volumes about the past and the future of the USC football program.

    "Our goal is not to sign a lot of players just to fill spots on the roster. Our goal is to sign players who can compete at the highest level. As you can see, the size of our signing class might be smaller than a lot of programs, but we feel the quality of the players we signed is of the highest level.

    "Now it is time to turn to the developmental stage for these players. It'll be very exciting this fall to add this great group of players to our current roster." # # #

    2010 USC FOOTBALL SIGNEES
    Spring Enrollment - High School Players

    Name Position Height Weight Hometown (High School)
    Dillon Baxter RB 6-0 205 San Diego, CA (Mission Bay HS, San Diego, CA)
    Patrick Hall DB 6-1 185 Oxnard, CA (St. Bonaventure HS, Ventura, CA)
    Kyle Prater WR 6-5 215 Maywood, IL (Proviso West HS, Hillside, IL)

    Fall Enrollment - High School Players

    Name Position Height Weight Hometown (High School)
    Markeith Ambles WR 6-2 215 McDonough, GA (Henry County HS, McDonough, GA)
    Dion Bailey DB 6-1 195 Lakewood, CA (Lakewood HS)
    Anthony Brown DB 6-0 185 Rialto, CA (Kaiser HS, Fontana, CA)
    Giovanni Di Poalo OL 6-6 295 Ventura, CA (St. Bonaventure HS, Ventura, CA)
    Xavier Grimble TE 6-6 245 Las Vegas, NV (Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas, NV)
    D.J. Morgan RB 6-0 175 Van Nuys, CA (Taft HS, Woodland Hills, CA)
    Hayes Pullard LB 6-2 225 Inglewood, CA (Crenshaw HS, Los Angeles, CA)
    Nickell Robey DB 5-8 165 Frostproof, FL (Frostproof (FL) HS)
    Jesse Scroggins QB 6-3 205 Lakewood, CA (Lakewood (CA) HS)
    Randall Telfer TE 6-4 230 Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Rancho Cucamonga (CA) HS)
    Christian Thomas TE 6-3 240 Palmdale, CA (Highland HS, Palmdale, CA)
    George Uko DT 6-4 300 Chino, CA (Don Lugo HS, Chino, CA)
    Soma Vainuku FB 6-2 255 Eureka, CA (Eureka (CA) HS)
    Robert Woods WR 6-1 185 Carson, CA (Serra HS, Gardena, CA)
    Demetrius Wright DB 6-1 205 Corona, CA (Corona (CA) HS)

    Fall Enrollment - Transfer

    Name Position Height Weight Hometown (High School)
    Glen Stanley LB 6-3 245 Silver Springs, FL (Vanguard HS, Ocala, FL/Bowling Green/Eastern Arizona JC, Thatcher, AZ)

    BIOGRAPHIES ON USC'S 2010 FOOTBALL NEWCOMERS

    MARKEITH AMBLES-His 2009 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, EA Sports All-American third team, Prep Star Dream Team, Prep Star All-Southeast, Super Prep All-Georgia and All-State AA as a senior wide receiver and defensive back at Henry County High in McDonough (Ga.)...He had 51 receptions for 798 yards (15.6 avg.) with 9 TDs and 175 yards on 25 carries (7.0 avg.) on offense, plus 30 tackles, 3 deflections, 2 interceptions and 1 forced fumble on defense and returned 12 kickoffs for 211 yards (17.6 avg.) and 9 punts for 122 yards (13.6 avg.) in 2009...As a junior in 2008, he made All-State...He had 53 receptions for 993 yards (18.7 avg.) with 13 TDs and scored touchdowns on 2 punt returns and 1 kickoff return in 2008.

    DION BAILEY-His 2009 honors included Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division first team and All-Moore League first team as a senior defensive back at Lakewood (Calif.) High...He had 70 tackles, 8 deflections, 3 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery in 2009...As a junior in 2008, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and All-Moore League...He had 72 tackles, 11 deflections, 9 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles in 2008...Fellow Trojan signee Jesse Scroggins also prepped at Lakewood.

    DILLON BAXTER-He enrolled at USC in the spring of 2010 after graduating a semester early from Mission Bay High in San Diego (Calif.)...His 2009 honors included EA Sports Mr. Football USA, Max Preps National Player of the Year, U.S. Army Ken Hall National Player of the Year, Parade All-American All-Purpose MVP, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Max Preps All-American first team, Max Preps All-American Medium School National Player of the Year, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest Offensive Player of the Year, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports California Mr. Football Player of the Year, Max Preps California Division II Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools Player of the Year and All-CIF San Diego Player of the Year as a senior quarterback, running back and wide receiver at Mission Bay High in San Diego (Calif.)...He completed 102-of-166 passes (61.4%) for 1,968 yards with 26 TDs and just 7 interceptions and ran for a San Diego record 2,984 yards on 261 carries (11.4 avg.) with 50 TDs (he also caught a TD pass) while accounting for a state record 79 touchdowns on offense, had 2 interceptions and scored twice on defense and returned 9 punts for 117 yards (13.0 avg.) and 11 kickoffs for 179 yards (16.3 avg.) in 2009...Mission Bay went 13-0 and won the CIF San Diego Division IV title in 2009...As a junior in 2008, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and San Diego Union-Tribune All-San Diego first team...He completed 100-of-185 passes (54.1%) for 1,293 yards and 11 TDs, plus ran for 1,258 yards with 16 TDs and had 250 receiving yards with 5 TDs in 2008...As a sophomore in 2007, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team.

    ANTHONY BROWN-His 2009 honors included Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State third team, All-CIF Eastern Division first team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside second team and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin All-Inland Valley MVP as a senior running back and defensive back at Kaiser High in Fontana (Calif.)...He had 1,681 yards on 198 carries (8.5 avg.) on offense and had 55 tackles and 1 interception on defense in 2009...As a junior in 2008, he made Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside honorable mention...He ran for 1,010 yards and 11 TDs on offense and had 48 tackles and 3 interceptions on defense in 2008.

    GIOVANNI DI POALO-His 2009 honors included Prep Star All-American, USA Football Junior National Team, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division III first team, All-CIF Northern Division first team, Ventura County Star All-Ventura County first team and Los Angeles Times All-Star first team as a senior offensive lineman at St. Bonaventure High in Ventura (Calif.)...He was a 3-year (2007-09) starter at St. Bonaventure, which won the 2007 and 2008 California state Division III titles...As a junior in 2008, he made Ventura County Star All-Ventura County second team and All-League...As a sophomore in 2007, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team and All-League...Current Trojan Patrick Hall also prepped at St. Bonaventure.

    XAVIER GRIMBLE-His 2009 honors included Parade All-American, Under Armour All-American,Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, EA Sports All-American second team, Max Preps All-American second team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, All-State 4A and All-Southwest District Offensive MVP as a senior tight end at Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas (Nev.)...He had 39 catches for 709 yards (18.2 avg.) with 9 TDs in 2009...As a junior in 2008, he had 13 receptions for 310 yards (23.8 avg.) with 4 TDs...Bishop Gorman won the state title in his 2007 sophomore season...He also played basketball at Bishop Gorman.

    PATRICK HALL-He originally signed with USC in 2009, but did not qualify for admission...He tore his knee ligaments in 2009 fall camp at USC before being declared ineligible...He re-enrolled at USC in the spring of 2010...His 2008 honors included USA Today All-USA first team, Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, EA Sports All-American second team, Scout.com All-American second team, ESPN 150, Prep Star Dream Team, Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep All-Far West, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Golden State Preps All-Southern California first team, All-CIF Northern Division Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star, Ventura County Star All-Ventura County first team and All-Channel League first team as a senior defensive back and running back at St. Bonaventure High in Ventura (Calif.)...He had 72 tackles, 4 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries on defense and 784 rushing yards on 78 carries (10.1 avg.) with 11 TDs and 155 yards on 16 receptions (9.7 avg.) with 2 TDs on offense in 2008...St. Bonaventure won the 2008 California state Division III title...As a junior in 2007, he made Rivals.com Junior All-American second team and Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Northern Division first team...He had 70 tackles, 3 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries, plus ran for 468 yards with 8 TDs in 2007...St. Bonaventure won the 2007 California state Division III title...As a sophomore in 2006, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore and All-Channel League first team while rushing for 701 yards on 85 carries (8.2 avg.), catching 15 passes for 246 yards (16.4 avg.) and returning kickoffs for 154 yards...Current Trojan signee Giovanni Di Poalo also prepped at St. Bonaventure...He also ran track at St. Bonaventure, placing second in the CIF Division IV meet in the 100 (10.71 wind-aided) and 200 meters (21.57)...His cousin is former USC 4-year (2000-03) letterwinning wide receiver Keary Colbert, who played on the Trojans' 2003 national championship team and ended his career as the school's No. 2 career receiver, and then played in the NFL for 4 years (2004-07) with the Carolina Panthers and spent 2008 with the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions and 2009 with the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League.

    D.J. MORGAN-His 2009 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-L.A. City first team, All-L.A. City Division I Offensive Player of the Year and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team as a senior running back and linebacker at Taft High in Woodland Hills (Calif.)...He had 1,453 yards on 157 carries (9.3 avg.) with 23 TDs, caught 23 passes for 251 yards (10.9 avg.) with 2 TDs and threw a touchdown pass on offense and made 39 tackles (with 3 sacks), 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles on defense despite tearing a knee ligament late in the 2009 season...As a junior in 2008, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-L.A. City, Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team and All-West Valley League MVP...He had 1,841 yards on 212 carries (8.8 avg.) with 26 TDs and caught 32 passes for 583 yards (18.2 avg.) with 7 TDs in 2008...As a sophomore in 2007, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team and All-L.A. City first team...He ran for 1,185 yards with 10 TDs and caught 21 passes for 235 yards (111.2 avg.) with 3 TDs in 2007...Current Trojan Malcolm Smith also prepped at Taft...He also was on Taft's track team, where he won the 2009 California state 110-meter high hurdles title and placed second in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles as a junior...He also won the 2009 L.A. City 110-meter high hurdles title...In the summer of 2009, he won the 110-meter high hurdles at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Italy in 13.28 (the No. 5 all-time performance) in his under-17 age group...As a sophomore, he won the 2008 L.A. City titles in the 100 meters, 110-meter high hurdles and 300-meter intermediate hurdles...He had bests of 10.6 in the 100, 21.8 in the 200, 37.6 in the 300 hurdles and 22-9 in the long jump.

    KYLE PRATER-He enrolled at USC in the spring of 2010 after graduating a semester early from Proviso West High in Hillside (Ill.)...His 2009 honors included USA Today All-USA first team, Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Max Preps All-American first team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Midwest Offensive MVP, Prep Star All-Midwest, EA Sports Illinois MVP, Chicago Tribune All-State first team and Chicago Sun Times All-Area first team as a senior wide receiver at Proviso West High in Hillside (Ill.)...He had 64 receptions for 1,151 yards (18.0 avg.) with 13 TDs in 2009...As a junior in 2008, he made Chicago Sun Times All-Area first team...He had 60 receptions for 948 yards (15.8 avg.) with 9 TDs on offense and made 150 tackles as a defensive back in 2008...He also played basketball at Proviso West.

    HAYES PULLARD-His 2009 honors included Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State third team, All-L.A. City first team and All-L.A. City Division I first team as a senior linebacker, defensive back and running back at Crenshaw High in Los Angeles (Calif.)...He had 66 tackles with 2 sacks, 1 interception, 1 deflection, 1 fumble recovery and 1 forced fumble on defense and had 507 yards on 63 carries (8.0 avg.) with 9 TDs and 6 receptions for 88 yards (14.7 avg.) with 1 TD on offense in 2009...As a junior in 2008, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and All-L.A. City...He had 145 tackles with 26 tackles for loss and 6 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries, 3 forced fumbles and 1 interception on defense and had 968 rushing yards with 11 TDs and 15 receptions for 146 yards (9.7 avg.) with 3 TDs on offense in 2008...As a sophomore in 2007, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team and All-L.A. City first team...He also was on Crenshaw's basketball and track (with a best of 10.9 in the 100 meters) teams.

    NICKELL ROBEY-His 2009 honors included Super Prep All-Dixie as a senior defensive back and running back at Frostproof (Fla.) High...He had 764 yards on 88 carries (8.9 avg.) with 9 TDs and caught 17 passes for 232 yards (13.7 avg.) with 6 TDs on offense, had 73 tackles, 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles on defense and averaged 17.1 yards on 8 punt returns and 34.7 yards on 7 kickoff returns in 2009...As a junior in 2008, he made All-State 2B first team and All-County first team...He ran for 1,600 yards with 10 TDs and caught 33 passes for 475 yards (14.4 avg.) with 4 TDs on offense and had 6 interceptions on defense...As a sophomore in 2007, he ran for 1,500 yards on offense and had 40 tackles and 7 interceptions on defense...He also was on Frostproof's baseball (earning All-State second team honors) and track (bests of 10.71 in the 100 meters, 23-9 in the long jump and 45-11 in the triple jump) teams.

    JESSE SCROGGINS-His 2009 honors included Under Armour All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division first team and All-Moore League MVP as a senior quarterback at Lakewood High...He completed 163-of-258 passes (63.2%) for 2,395 yards and 35 TDs with just 5 interceptions in 2009 (he also ran for 3 TDs)...As a junior in 2008, he completed 176-of-314 passes (56.1%) for 2,462 yards with 23 TDs and 10 interceptions...As a sophomore in 2007, he completed 101-of-166 passes (60.8%) for 1,517 yards with 17 TDs and 3 interceptions...Fellow Trojan signee Dion Bailey also prepped at Lakewood.

    GLEN STANLEY-His 2009 honors included Super Prep JUCO 100 and All-Western State League first team as a sophomore linebacker, defensive end and tight end at Eastern Arizona Junior College in Thatcher (Ariz.)...He had 59 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and a forced fumble in 2009...He did not play in 2008 after spending his 2007 freshman season at Bowling Green...He started 5 games at linebacker in 2007, getting 44 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 deflections and 1 forced fumble...He was the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week for his 18-tackle performance against Eastern Michigan in his first start for Bowling Green...He spent his 2006 senior season at Vanguard High in Ocala (Fla.), where he had 20 tackles as a safety...He helped Trinity Catholic High in Ocala to the Florida state Class 2B title in 2005.

    RANDALL TELFER-His 2009 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF Central Division first team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside and All-Baseline League first team as a senior tight end at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High...He had 45 receptions for 905 yards (20.1 avg.) with 8 TDs in 2009...As a junior in 2008, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team, All-CIF Central Division first team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside honorable mention, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin All-Inland Valley first team, San Bernardino Sun All-San Bernardino first team and All-Baseline League first team...He had 44 receptions for 678 yards (14.7 avg.) with 5 TDs in 2008 as Rancho Cucamonga won the CIF Central Division title.

    CHRISTIAN THOMAS-His 2009 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Max Preps All-State Division I second team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team as a senior tight end at Highland High in Palmdale (Calif.)...He had 43 receptions for 674 yards (15.7 avg.) with 9 TDs in 2009...As a junior in 2008, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and All-CIF Western Division first team...He had 39 receptions for 690 yards (17.7 avg.) with 8 TDs in 2008. GEORGE UKO-His 2009 honors included Parade All-American, Under Armour All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin All-Inland Valley first team and All-Mt. Baldy League as a senior defensive lineman at Don Lugo High in Chino (Calif.)...He had 91 tackles with 15 sacks in 2009...As a junior in 2008, he made Inland Valley Daily Bulletin All-Inland Valley second team and All-League...He had 90 tackles (with 5 sacks), 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery in 2008.

    SOMA VAINUKU--His 2009 honors included Super Prep All-Farwest, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team and All-Humboldt-Del Norte Big Four League first team as a senior linebacker and fullback at Eureka (Calif.) High...He had 2,202 yards on 252 carries (8.7 avg.) with 38 TDs on offense and 14 tackles, 1 interception and 1 forced fumbled on defense in 2009...Eureka won the 2009 CIF North Coast Division II title...As a junior in 2008, he had 800 rushing yards with 14 TDs on offense and 34 tackles, 1 interception and 1 forced fumble on defense...As a sophomore in 2007, he had 1,500 rushing yards with 27 TDs...His father was a rugby star in Tonga...His cousin is former USC All-American (2005-08) and current Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga.

    ROBERT WOODS-His 2009 honors included USA Today All-USA first team, Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Max Preps All-American first team, Max Preps All-American Medium Schools first team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division III first team, All-CIF Northwest Division Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star Back of the Year, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay Player of the Year and All-Del Rey League MVP as a senior wide receiver and defensive back at Serra High in Gardena (Calif.)...He had 66 receptions for 1,112 yards (16.8 avg.) with 15 TDs on offense and had 96 tackles and 8 interceptions on defense in 2009...Serra went 15-0 in 2009 and won the CIF Northwest Division title and the California state Division III championship (he had 226 all-purpose yards in the state final game)...As a junior in 2008, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium School first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Northwest Division Co-Defensive MVP, Rivals.com All-Southern Section first team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay Player of the Year and All-Del Rey League MVP...He had 81 receptions for 1,378 yards (17.0 avg.) with 19 TDs on offense, had 87 tackles and 7 interceptions (2 returned for TDs) on defense and returned 5 kickoffs and 2 punts for touchdowns in 2008...Serra was a CIF Northwest Division finalist in 2008...As a sophomore in 2007, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team, All-CIF Northwest Division first team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Del Rey League Defensive MVP...He had 45 receptions for 801 yards (17.8 avg.) with 12 TDs along with 273 rushing yards on offense and had 81 tackles and 9 interceptions on defense in 2007...Current Trojan DaJohn Harris also prepped at Serra...He also was on Serra's track team, where he finished third in the 2009 California state 400 meters and anchored the 2009 state champion 400-meter relay team as he earned 2009 South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay Track Athlete of the Year...He has bests of 21.3 in the 200 and 47.15 in the 400.

    DEMETRIUS WRIGHT-His 2009 honors included Super Prep All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside honorable mention as a senior defensive back and running back at Corona (Calif.) High...He had 68 tackles with 1 sack, 2 deflections, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery and 1 forced fumble on defense and had 426 yards on 59 carries (7.2 avg.) with 4 TDs and 10 receptions for 125 yards (12.5 avg.) with 1 TD on offense in 2009...As a junior in 2008, he made All-State Underclass third team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside honorable mention and All-Big VIII League first team...He had 52 tackles, 3 interceptions, 13 deflections, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble and 3 touchdowns on defense and had 450 yards on 62 carries (7.4 avg.) with 10 TDs on defense and 16 receptions for 225 yards (14.1 avg.) on offense in 2008...He also was on Corona's track (best of 10.8 in the 100 meters and 22.7 in the 200) and wrestling (17-3 record in 2009 as a junior) teams.