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    USC Signs 22 Prep Footballers And One J.C.; Three Others Already Enrolled
    "Our coaches have worked very, very hard to put together such an excellent class," said head coach Pete Carroll.
    "Our coaches have worked very, very hard to put together such an excellent class," said head coach Pete Carroll.

    Feb. 5, 2003

    LOS ANGELES - Twenty-two high school football players-including 17 All-Americans-and one junior college player signed letters of intent with USC, Trojan head coach Pete Carroll announced today.

    Additionally, three others prep All-Americans-defensive backs Darnell Bing and twins Brandon and Ryan Ting-enrolled as freshmen at USC in January and will participate in next month's spring practice. Bing originally signed with USC last year but did not qualify for admission then, while the Tings graduated a semester early from high school.

    Many national recruiting publications have listed USC's class among the top five in the nation in 2003, including several which rank USC first.

    "Our coaches have worked very, very hard to put together such an excellent class," said Carroll, who guided the Trojans to an 11-2 record, a No. 4 final ranking, a Pac-10 co-championship and an Orange Bowl victory in 2002. "The underlying theme with this class is they all chose USC because they want to do great things. That's exciting for the coaches, the returning players and the fans."





    "The underlying theme with this class is they all chose USC because they want to do great things. That's exciting for the coaches, the returning players and the fans."
    Head Coach Pete Carroll


    The prep All-Americans among this fall's incoming freshmen include OL Sam Baker of Tustin (Calif.) High; DL Chris Barrett of Tustin (Calif.) High; RB Reggie Bush of Helix HS in La Mesa, Calif.; DL Sedrick Ellis of Chino (Calif.) High; DL Lawrence Jackson of Inglewood (Calif.) High; OL Ryan Kalil of Servite High in Anaheim, Calif.; WR Whitney Lewis of St. Bonaventure HS in Ventura, Calif.; DL Alex Morrow of Rancho Cotate High in Rohnert Park, Calif.; OL Drew Radovich of Mission Viejo (Calif.) High; DB Desmond Reed of Temple City (Calif.) High; LB Drean Rucker of Canyon Springs High of Moreno Valley, Calif.; WR Steve Smith of Taft High in Woodland Hills, Calif.; DB Terrell Thomas of Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High; RB Chauncey Washington of South Torrance (Calif.) High; RB LenDale White of Chatfield High in Littleton, Colo.; LB Thomas Williams of Vacaville (Calif.) High; and DB Eric Wright of Riordan High in San Francisco, Calif.

    Other incoming freshmen are OL Travis Draper of Paso Robles (Calif.) High; DL Fili Moala of Western High in Anaheim, Calif.; DL Matt Spanos of Corona (Calif.) High; LB Johnathan Turner of Corona (Calif.) High; and DL Ryan Watson of John Curtis High in River Ridge, La.

    The junior college player who will enroll in the fall is OL John Drake of Long Beach (Calif.) City College, who will be a junior.

    2003 USC FOOTBALL SIGNEES
    FALL ENROLLMENT-JUNIOR COLLEGE PLAYERS
    NAMEPOSHGTWGTHOMETOWN (JUNIOR COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL)
    John Drake OL 6-4350Long Beach, CA (Long Beach (CA) CC/Wilson HS, Long Beach, CA)
    FALL ENROLLMENT-HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS
    NAMEPOSHGTWGTHOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)
    Sam BakerOL 6-5315Tustin, CA (Tustin (CA) HS)
    Chris Barrett DL 6-5250Tustin, CA (Tustin (CA) HS)
    Reggie Bush RB 6-0190Spring Valley, CA (Helix HS, La Mesa, CA)
    Travis Draper OL 6-5265Paso Robles, CA (Paso Robles (CA) HS)
    Sedrick Ellis DL 6-2280Chino, CA (Chino (CA) HS)
    Lawrence Jackson DL 6-5250Inglewood, CA (Inglewood (CA) HS)
    Ryan Kalil OL 6-4270Corona, CA (Servite HS, Anaheim, CA)
    Whitney Lewis WR 6-1220Oxnard, CA (St. Bonaventure HS, Ventura, CA)
    Fili Moala DL 6-5300Buena Park, CA (Western HS, Anaheim, CA)
    Alex Morrow DL 6-5265Rohnert Park, CA (Rancho Cotate HS, Rohnert Park, CA)
    Drew Radovich OL 6-5280Mission Viejo, CA (Mission Viejo (CA) HS)
    Desmond ReedDB 5-9180San Gabriel, CA (Temple City (CA) HS)
    Drean Rucker LB 6-2235Riverside, CA (Canyon Springs HS, Moreno Valley, CA)
    Steve Smith WR 6-1190Canoga Park, CA (Taft HS, Woodland Hills, CA)
    Matt Spanos DL 6-5285Corona, CA (Corona (CA) HS)
    Terrell ThomasDB 6-2180Alta Loma, CA (Rancho Cucamonga (CA) HS)
    Johnathan Turner LB 6-3240Corona, CA (Corona (CA) HS)
    Chauncey WashingtonRB 6-1205Torrance, CA (South Torrance (CA) HS)
    Ryan Watson DL 6-3285La Place, LA (John Curtis HS, River Ridge, LA)
    LenDale White RB 6-2225Denver, CO (Chatfield HS, Littleton, CO)
    Thomas Williams LB 6-3225Vacaville, CA (Vacaville (CA) HS)
    Eric Wright DB 6-0180San Francisco, CA (Riordan HS, San Francisco, CA)
    SPRING ENROLLMENT-HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS
    NAMEPOSHGTWGTHOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)
    Darnell Bing DB 6-2220Lakewood, CA (Poly HS, Long Beach, CA)
    Brandon Ting DB 5-11170Woodside, CA (James Logan HS, Union City, CA)
    Ryan TingDB 5-11180Woodside, CA (James Logan HS, Union City, CA)

     
     
     
     
    BIOGRAPHIES ON USC'S 2003 FOOTBALL RECRUITS

    SAM BAKER-He was a 2002 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Student Sports All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, The Sporting News Hot 100, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division VI first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Los Angeles Times All-Orange County first team and Orange County Register All-Orange County first team choice as a senior offensive and defensive lineman at Tustin (Calif.) High...On defense in 2002, he made 34 tackles, with 2.5 sacks...Tustin advanced to the CIF Division VI semifinals in 2002...As a junior in 2001, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team, All-CIF Division VI first team, Los Angeles Times All-Orange County first team and All-League...He also competed in track at Tustin...Current Trojan Frostee Rucker and incoming Trojan Chris Barrett also prepped at Tustin...His father, David, is the commissioner of the Arena Football League and formerly played basketball at UC Irvine and then professionally in Europe...His brother, Ben, was an offensive lineman at Duke.  
     
    CHRIS BARRETT-He earned 2002 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, The Sporting News Hot 100, FOX Sports 50, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division VI first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team (as a tight end), Los Angeles Times All-Orange County first team and Orange County Register All-Orange County first team honors as a senior at Tustin (Calif.) High...He had 17 receptions for a 21.0 average as a tight end and made 70 tackles with 10 sacks as a defensive lineman in 2002...Tustin advanced to the CIF Division VI semifinals in 2002...As a junior in 2001, he was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team as he caught 17 passes for 450 yards (26.5 avg.) with 4 TDs and made 9 sacks....He also played basketball at Tustin...Current Trojan Frostee Rucker and incoming Trojan Sam Baker also prepped at Tustin...He lived in Florida as a youngster.  
     
    DARNELL BING-He originally signed with USC in 2002, but did not qualify for admission, so he attended Long Beach (Calif.) City College in 2002 as a part-time student (he didn't play football there)...He was a 2001 Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Max Emfinger All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Las Vegas Sun Super 11 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division I first team, Los Angeles Times All-Southeast/South Coast first team and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team honoree as a senior at Poly High in Long Beach (Calif.)...He had 86 tackles (34 solo), with a sack, plus 5 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and 5 deflections in 2001 as a safety and ran for 256 yards on 20 carries (12.8 avg.) with 5 TDs on offense...As a junior in 2000, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team second team while notching 62 tackles (37 solo), 2 interceptions, 3 fumble recoveries, 2 forced fumbles, 3 deflections and scoring 3 times on defense despite missing part of the year with injuries...He had 85 tackles and 10 deflections as a 1999 sophomore...He was a 3-year starter as Poly went 39-1-1 and won 3 CIF Division I titles...He also was on Poly's track team as a sprinter (with bests of 10.6 in the 100 meters and 21.8 in the 200 meters), long jumper and triple jumper...Current Trojans Hershel Dennis and Winston Justice also prepped at Poly.  
     
    REGGIE BUSH-He was named a 2002 Parade All-American (and the top running back), USA Today All-USA first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Student Sports All-American first team, Tom Lemming All-American, The Insiders.com All-American second team, Tom Lemming Super Team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, The Sporting News Hot 100, FOX Sports 50, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF San Diego Section first team, San Diego Union-Tribune Offensive MVP and All-Grossmont South League Offensive MVP pick as a senior running back at Helix High in La Mesa (Calif.)...He ran for 1,691 yards on 140 carries (12.1 avg.) with 27 TDs in 2002 despite missing 4 games with a broken wrist...Helix advanced to the CIF San Diego Section Division II finals...As a junior in 2001, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and All-CIF San Diego Section first team Offensive MVP...He ran for 2,200-plus yards, averaged 36.4 yards per rushing touchdown, scored 204 points (on 34 TDs, including 6 on receptions and 2 on punt returns) and had 3,135 all-purpose yards in 2001...He made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team in 2000...In his career, he ran for 4,995 yards (averaging 12.0 a carry) and scored 450 points...He also competed in track at Helix, placing third in the 2002 California state 100 meters final and posting bests of 10.42 in the 100 (the fastest prep time in California in 2002 and the fastest among the nation's 2002 senior footballers) and 21.06 in the 200 meters...Current Trojan Travis Watkins also attended Helix...He covered the 2003 Super Bowl as a reporter for NFLHS.com.  
     
    JOHN DRAKE-He made the 2002 J.C. Athletic Bureau All-State Region IV first team as a sophomore offensive tackle at Long Beach (Calif.) City College...LBCC posted an 8-3 record in 2002 and won the Western State Bowl...As a freshman starter in 2001, he earned All-Mission Conference honors...He prepped at Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson High.  
     
    TRAVIS DRAPER-He earned 2002 Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division IV first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Los Angeles Times All-Ventura County/North Coast Lineman MVP and All-League Offensive Lineman MVP honors as a senior offensive and defensive lineman at Paso Robles (Calif.) High...As a junior in 2001, he made All-CIF Division X first team, Los Angeles Times All-North Coast first team and All-League Offensive Lineman MVP...He started for 3 years...He also was on the track team at Paso Robles.  
     
    SEDRICK ELLIS-He was named a 2002 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, The Sporting News Hot 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division II first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star Lineman MVP and Los Angeles Times All-Inland Empire Lineman MVP selection as a senior offensive and defensive lineman at Chino (Calif.) High...He posted 122 tackles (35 solo), including 19 for losses (with 6.5 sacks), plus 1 blocked punt, 1 forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries in 2002...As a junior in 2001, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division II first team and Los Angeles Times All-Inland Empire first team...He had 108 tackles, including 16 for losses (with 10 sacks), in 2001...He was on the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team in 2000...He also was on Chino's track team...Current Trojan Chris McFoy also prepped at Chino.  
     
    LAWRENCE JACKSON-He earned 2002 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Student Sports All-American first team, Tom Lemming All-American, CNNSI.com All-American first team, The Insiders.com All-American first team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, The Sporting News Hot 100, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Division III first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Los Angeles Times All-South Bay/Westside Lineman MVP, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Bay League MVP honors as a senior at Inglewood (Calif.) High...He had 142 tackles, with 11 sacks, plus 4 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions in 2002 while playing defensive line and middle linebacker...As a junior in 2001, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Division X first team, Los Angeles times All-Star first team, Los Angeles Times All-South Bay Lineman of the Year, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Ocean League Defensive MVP...He had 134 tackles, including 22 sacks, plus 2 interceptions (1 returned for a TD), 7 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries and 3 blocked kicks in 2001...Inglewood made it to the 2001 CIF Division X semifinals...During his 2000 sophomore season, Inglewood advanced to the CIF Division X finals...In his career, he had 57 sacks...He also was on Inglewood's track team...Current Trojan Sandy Fletcher also prepped at Inglewood...His brother, Keith, is a freshman offensive tackle at Arizona.  
     
    RYAN KALIL-He was named a 2002 Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State honorable mention, All-CIF Southern Section first team, CIF Division I first team and Orange County Register All-Orange County second team selection as a senior offensive lineman at Servite High in Anaheim (Calif.)...He also started as a 2001 junior...He did not allow a sack in 2001 or 2002...He also was a long snapper...His father, Frank, was a center at Arizona (1980-81-82), then was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1982 before playing for the USFL's Arizona Wranglers in 1983 and Houston Gamblers in 1984.  
     
    WHITNEY LEWIS-He was a 2002 Parade All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Student Sports All-American first team, Tom Lemming All-American, CNNSI.com All-American first team, The Insiders.com All-American first team, USA Today All-USA second team, Tom Lemming Super Team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, The Sporting News Hot 100, FOX Sports 50, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Regster Fab 15 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Player of the Year (Mr. Football), All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division IV Offensive MVP, Los Angeles Times Glenn Davis Award (as the top Southern California prep football player), Los Angeles Times All-Star first team and Los Angeles Times All-Ventura County/North Coast MVP pick as a senior at St. Bonaventure High in Ventura (Calif.)...He had 65 catches for 1,235 yards (19.0 avg.) with 16 TDs as a wide receiver, ran for 1,059 yards on 112 carries (9.5 avg.) with 23 TDs as a tailback and scored 268 points with 42 total TDs (he scored a touchdown every 4.5 times he touched the ball) in 2002...St. Bonaventure won the 2002 CIF Division IV title, its fourth consecutive CIF crown (the others were Division XI)...As a junior in 2001, he was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Small Schools first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division XI first team, Los Angeles Times All-Ventura County first team and All-League...He caught 65 passes for 959 yards (14.8 avg.) with 14 TDs and also ran for 323 yards on 20 carries (16.2 avg.) in 2001...As a sophomore in 2000, he had 52 receptions for 879 yards (16.9 avg.) with 17 TDs...He made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team and Los Angeles Times All-Ventura County first team in 2000...In his career, St. Bonaventure went 55-1, including a streak of 42 consecutive wins...He also competed in basketball and track (with a best of 10.5 in the 100 meters) at St. Bonaventure...Current Trojan Bobby Otani also attended St. Bonaventure...He was born in Corpus Christi, Tex., but moved to California when he was 2.  
     
    FILI MOALA-He was a 2002 Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West and Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 selection as a senior offensive and defensive lineman at Western High in Anaheim (Calif.)...He missed all but 2 games of his 2002 senior season because of an injured left foot ligament...As a junior in 2002, he made All-CIF Division IX first team and All-League while posting 60 tackles and 4 sacks...His cousin is Oregon freshman defensive lineman Haloti Ngata.  
     
    ALEX MORROW-He earned 2002 Super Prep All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West second team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-Northern California Co-Defensive MVP, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro first team and All-League Defensive MVP notice as a senior defensive lineman at Rancho Cotate High in Rohnert Park (Calif.)...He had 70 tackles, with 12 sacks, and 6 blocked kicks in 2002...Rancho Cotate went 13-0 in 2002 and won the CIF North Coast Section 3A Redwood Empire championship for the second consecutive year...As a junior in 2001, he made 55 tackles, including 15 for losses (with 6 sacks).  
     
    DREW RADOVICH-His 2002 honors included Parade All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Student Sports All-American, Riddell Footwear All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, The Sporting News Hot 100, FOX Sports 50, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Lineman MVP, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division II first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Los Angeles Times All-Orange County first team and Orange County Register All-Orange County first team as an offensive and defensive lineman at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High...As a junior in 2001, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Division II first team and Orange County Register All-Orange County second team...Mission Viejo went 14-0 and won the CIF Division II championship in both 2001 and 2002...Current Trojans Billy Hart and Collin Ashton also prepped at Mission Viejo...His head coach at Mission Viejo was Bob Johnson, father of ex-USC and current NFL quarterback Rob Johnson...His father, Mark, was a linebacker at Arizona State in 1974-75-76.  
     
    DESMOND REED-He was a 2002 Super Prep All-American, Student Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Defensive Back MVP, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium School first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division X Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Los Angeles Times All-San Gabriel Valley MVP, Pasadena Star News Player of the Year choice as a senior at Temple City (Calif.) High...He had 80 tackles and 9 interceptions as a defensive back in 2002, while on offense as a running back and wide receiver he ran for 1,200 yards and caught 46 passes for 800 yards (17.4 avg.)...He scored 29 touchdowns in 2002, including a California state record 8 while returning kicks (4 on kickoffs, 4 on punts)...He set 6 school records in 2002...As a junior in 2001, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Division X first team (as a wide receiver) and Pasadena Star News Player of the Year...He had 62 tackles, 9 interceptions (3 for TDs) and 3 forced fumbles in 2001, and returned 3 punts and a kickoff for touchdowns...As a sophomore in 2000, he was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team, All-CIF Division X (as a wide receiver) and All-Area (as a cornerback)...He had 9 interceptions in 2000...In his career, he had a California state record 31 interceptions...He was a 4-year starter...He also played basketball and baseball at Temple City...His head coach in football at Temple City was ex-USC fullback Mike Mooney (1990-92).  
     
    DREAN RUCKER-He was named a 2002 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press Telegram Best of the West honorable mention, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division V first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Los Angeles Times All-Inland Empire first team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County first team and All-Ivy League Defensive MVP pick as a senior linebacker at Canyon Springs High in Moreno Valley (Calif.)...He had 153 tackles, with 20 for losses (6.5 sacks), and 2 interceptions in 2002...As a junior in 2001, he made the Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County second team while getting 115 tackles (with 3 sacks), 6 forced fumbles and 1 interception...He also was on the track team at Canyon Springs...His father, Andre, played football at Oklahoma.  
     
    STEVE SMITH-He earned 2002 Parade All-American (and top wide receiver), USA Today All-USA first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Student Sports All-American first team, Tom Lemming All-American, The Insiders.com All-American second team, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, The Sporting News Hot 100, FOX Sports 50, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team (unanimous), Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Wide Receiver MVP, All-L.A. City Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Los Angeles Times All-San Fernando Valley first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team honors as a senior wide receiver and defensive back at Taft High in Woodland Hills (Calif.)...In 2002, he caught 86 passes for 1,362 yards (15.8 avg.) with 11 TDs on offense and had 48 tackles, 5 interceptions and 13 deflections on defense (he did all this despite missing 2 games with an ankle sprain)...Taft advanced to the L.A. City final for the second consecutive year in 2002...As a sophomore in 2001, he was a Student Sports All-West first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Wide Receiver MVP, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Junior MVP, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-L.A. City MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Los Angeles Times All-San Fernando Valley Back MVP, Los Angeles Daily News All-Area MVP and All-League pick...He had 92 receptions for 1,612 yards (17.5 avg.) with 13 TDs in 2001, plus 12 interceptions (tops in California) despite missing 2 games with a shoulder injury...As a sophomore in 2000, he was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore MVP, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-L.A. City first team, Los Angeles Times All-San Fernando Valley first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Offensive MVP...He grabbed 93 passes for 1,597 yards (17.2 avg.) with 18 TDs, plus had 7 interceptions in 2000...In his 3-year varsity career, he caught 271 passes for 4,545 yards (16.8 avg.), both California state records...He also played basketball at Taft, earning 2002 Student Sports Grid-Hoops All-American first team honors, as well as being a 3-time All-State selection...He averaged 25.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 2002 and 26.8 points and 9.3 rebounds in 2001...He also competed in track (with a best of 10.8 in the 100 meters), volleyball and swimming at Taft...Current Trojans Brandon Hance and Gregg Guenther also prepped at Taft.  
     
    MATT SPANOS-His 2002 honors included Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State honorable mention, All-CIF Southern Section second team, All-CIF Division V first team, Los Angeles Times All-Inland Empire first team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County first team and All-Mountain View League first team (on offense and defense) as a senior offensive and defensive lineman at Corona (Calif.) High...He had 77 tackles (52 solo), with 13 sacks, and 6 forced fumbles on defense in 2002...As a junior in 2001, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County second team and All-League...He had 60-plus tackles, including 18 for losses (with 3 sacks), in 2001...He was a 3-year starter...Incoming Trojan Jonathan Turner also prepped at Corona.  
     
    TERRELL THOMAS-He was a 2002 Super Prep All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, All-CIF Division II first team and Los Angeles Times All-Inland Empire first team choice as a senior at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High...He ran for 1,250 yards on 134 carries (9.3 avg.) with 14 TDs and caught 30 passes with 5 TDs as a running back and had 115 tackles, 7 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles as a defensive back (he also averaged 44.5 yards on kickoff returns) in 2002...As a junior in 2001, he had 78 tackles and 5 interceptions, plus 15 catches for 250 yards (16.7 avg.) with 6 TDs...He also was on the school's track team (with bests of 10.5 in the 100 meters and 21.4 in the 200).  
     
    BRANDON TING-He made the 2002 Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State honorable mention and San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro honorable mention squads as a senior quarterback and defensive back at James Logan High in Union City (Calif.)...He completed 70-of-112 passes (62.5%) for 1,400-plus yards with 13 TDs and 4 interceptions and ran for 8 TDs on offense in 2002, while getting 44 tackles, 3 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries on defense...As a junior in 2001, he hit 61-of-116 passes (52.6%) for 889 yards with 8 TDs and 4 interceptions, plus ran for 352 yards on 65 carries (5.4 avg.) with 4 TDs...He also competed in baseball, basketball and track (with a best of 10.9 in the 100 meters) at James Logan...His brother, Rich, was a quarterback at Yale (1998-2001)...He is the identical twin of current Trojan Ryan Ting...He was born in Southern California.  
     
    RYAN TING-He made the 2002 Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State honorable mention and San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro honorable mention squads as a senior wide receiver and defensive back at James Logan High in Union City (Calif.)...He had 35 receptions for 800 yards (22.9 avg.) with 6 TDs and ran for 284 yards on 52 carries (5.5 avg.) on offense in 2002, plus made 40 tackles and 6 interceptions on defense (he also scored 3 TDs on punt returns)...As a junior in 2001, he was an All-League pick while catching 38 passes for 668 yards (17.6 avg.) with 7 TDs, rushing for 893 yards on 94 carries (9.5 avg) with 13 TDs and getting an interception...He also competed in baseball, basketball and track (with a best of 10.85 in the 100 meters and 22.1 in the 200) at James Logan...His brother, Rich, was a quarterback at Yale (1998-2001)...He is the identical twin of current Trojan Brandon Ting...He was born in Southern California.  
     
    JOHNATHAN TURNER-He was named a 2002 Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County first team and All-Mountain View League first team selection as a senior running back and linebacker at Corona (Calif.) High...He ran for 1,083 yards (with a 7.0 average) and 14 TDs on offense and posted 130 tackles (with 7.5 sacks) and 6 forced fumbles on defense in 2002...As a junior in 2001, he made Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County first team and All-League Defensive MVP...He had 115 tackles, with 10 sacks, plus 3 forced fumbles and 2 blocked kicks in 2001...He was a 3-year starter...Incoming Trojan Matt Spanos also prepped at Corona.  
     
    CHAUNCEY WASHINGTON-He earned 2002 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team, All-CIF Southern Section second team, All-CIF Division X first team, Los Angeles Times All-South Bay/Westside first team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Pioneer League Co-MVP honors as a senior running back at South Torrance (Calif.) High...He ran for 1,549 yards on 140 carries (11.1 avg.) with 23 TDs and caught 13 passes for 200 yards (15.4 avg.) with 2 TDs in 2002 despite missing 5 games with a knee injury...As a junior in 2001, he was named to the All-CIF Division X first team, Los Angeles Times All-South Bay first team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Ocean League first team...He gained 1,975 yards on 225 carries (8.8 avg.) with 26 TDs, plus had 22 catches for 273 yards (12.4 avg.) with 2 TDs and returned 10 kickoffs for 324 yards (32.4 avg.) in 2001...As a sophomore in 2000, he made the All-Ocean League first team as he rushed for 1,548 yards on 179 carries (8.6 avg.)...He also competed for South Torrance's soccer and track (with a best of 10.5 in the 100 meters) teams.  
     
    RYAN WATSON-He was a Super Prep All-Southwest, Prep Star All-Southeast and FOX Sports Net South All-South third team pick as a senior defensive lineman at John Curtis High in River Ridge (La.)...He had 85 tackles (41 solo), with 19 sacks, plus 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries in 2002...John Curtis won the Louisiana state 4A title in 2002...As a junior in 2001, he had 80 tackles (with 16 sacks)...He also competed on John Curtis' track team...His cousin is former Georgia Tech (1999-2002) wide receiver Kerry Watkins.  
     
    LENDALE WHITE-His 2002 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Midlands, Prep Star All-Midlands, Tom Lemming All-Midland, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Gatorade Colorado Player of the Year, Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado first team and Rocky Mountain News Class 5A All-State first team as a senior tailback at Chatfield High in Littleton (Colo.)...He ran for 1,683 yards and 21 TDs in 2002...As a junior in 2001, he earned Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado first team and Rocky Mountain News Class 5A All-State first team notice...He rushed for 1,850 yards with 30 TDs, plus had 185 receiving yards with 2 TDs in 2001...Chatfield went 14-0 in 2001 and was the Class 5A champion...His coach at Chatfield was Dave Logan, the former Colorado All-American wide receiver who played in the NFL...He played the 1999 and 2000 seasons at Denver (Colo.) South High, where he made the Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado first team in 2000 and the Rocky Mountain News Class 5A All-State first team both years...He finished his career (he started all 4 years) as Colorado's career rushing leader, with 7,803 yards...He is related to former Pitt (2000-01) wide receiver Darcey Levy and ex-Wyoming (1998-2002) linebacker Herman White.  
     
    THOMAS WILLIAMS-He was named a 2002 Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team and Sacramento Bee All-Sacramento first team selection as a senior fullback and linebacker at Vacaville (Calif.) High...He had 125 tackles, with 12 sacks, plus 2 interceptions, 6 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries in 2002...As a junior in 2001, he posted 85 tackles, with 8 sacks, plus 3 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries on defense, and had 378 rushing yards with 4 TDs (and 1 receiving TD) on offense...He played safety as a sophomore in 2000...He also played baseball (hitting .430) at Vacaville.  
     
    ERIC WRIGHT-He was a 2002 Super Prep All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, All-Northern California Co-MVP and San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro first team honoree as a senior running back and defensive back at Riordan High in San Francisco (Calif.)...He rushed for 1,166 yards and 17 TDs and caught 18 passes for 268 yards (14.9 avg.) with 4 TDs on offense in 2001, and made 80 tackles (31 solo), 4 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions and 10 deflections on defense...He also was on Riordan's track team, with bests of 10.70 in the 100 meters and 23-4 3/4 in the long jump.