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    2002 Football Signees

    Feb. 6, 2002

    FALL ENROLLMENT - COLLEGE TRANSFERS
    NAMEPOSHGTWGTHOMETOWN (COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL)
    Brandon HanceQB 6-1190Woodland Hills, CA (Purdue/Taft HS, Woodland Hills, CA)

    FALL ENROLLMENT - JUNIOR COLLEGE PLAYERS
    NAMEPOSHGTWGTHOMETOWN (JUNIOR COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL)
    Van BrownDL 6-5255Altadena, CA (Pasadena (CA) CC/Alhambra (CA) HS)
    Ronald NunnDB 5-10170San Mateo, CA (San Francisco (CA) CC/St. Francis HS, Mountain View, CA)
    Daniel UrquhartLB 6-2250Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles (CA) Southwest JC/Washington HS, Los Angeles, CA)

    FALL ENROLLMENT - HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS
    NAMEPOSHGTWGTHOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)
    Darnell BingDB 6-2220Lakewood, CA (Poly HS, Long Beach, CA)
    Dominique ByrdTE 6-3250Minneapolis, MN (The Breck School, Minneapolis, MN)
    Hershel DennisRB 5-11175Long Beach, CA (Poly HS, Long Beach, CA)
    Chris DoyleOL 6-1285Newport Beach, CA (Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, CA)
    Winston JusticeOL 6-6305Long Beach, CA (Poly HS, Long Beach, CA)
    Oscar LuaLB 6-1245Indio, CA (Indio (CA) HS)
    Fred MatuaDL 6-3305Lakewood, CA (Banning HS, Wilmington, CA)
    Chris McFoyWR 6-1185Chino, CA (Chino (CA) HS)
    LaJuan RamseyDL 6-3265Compton, CA (Dominguez HS, Compton, CA)
    Mike RossDB 6-0185St. Petersburg, FL (St. Petersburg (FL) Catholic HS)
    Dallas SartzLB 6-5210Granite Bay, CA (Granite Bay (CA) HS)
    Kyle WilliamsOL 6-6280Dallas, TX (Highland Park HS, Dallas, TX)
    Mike WilliamsWR 6-5210Tampa, FL (Plant HS, Tampa, FL)
    Manuel WrightDL 6-6285Compton, CA (Poly HS, Long Beach, CA)
    Justin Wyatt DB 5-10175Compton, CA (Dominguez HS, Compton, CA)

    SPRING ENROLLMENT - JUNIOR COLLEGE PLAYERS
    NAMEPOSHGTWGTHOMETOWN (JUNIOR COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL)
    Jason MitchellWR 6-1195Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles (CA) Harbor JC/North Torrance (CA) HS)

    SPRING ENROLLMENT - HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS
    NAMEPOSHGTWGTHOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)
    Brandon HancockRB 6-2245Fresno, CA (Clovis West HS, Fresno, CA)
    Tom MaloneP 6-0185Lake Elsinore, CA (Temescal Canyon HS, Lake Elsinore, CA)


    DARNELL BING - 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 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 DeShaun Hill, Kareem Kelly, Mike Pollard and Darrell Rideaux also prepped at Poly, as did incoming USC recruits Hershel Dennis, Winston Justice and Manuel Wright.

    VAN BROWN - He made the 2001 Super Prep JUCO 100 and Prep Star JUCO All-American squads although did not play football in 2001 while attending Lansing (Mich.) Community College...He signed with Michigan State in 2001, but did not enroll there...As a freshman in 2000, he played at Pasadena (Calif.) City College, where he earned All-Mission Conference (North) first team honors as a defensive lineman...He made 44 tackles, with 12 for losses (including 6 sacks), and 7 deflections in 2000...He originally signed with Oregon in 1999, but did not enroll there, then sat out the 1999 season before attending Glendale (Calif.) Community College in the 2000 spring semester...He prepped at Alhambra (Calif.) High, where as a 1998 senior he was a Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, All-San Gabriel Valley and All-Almont League selection...In 1998, he made 60 solo tackles, 13 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions as a defensive end and had 12 receptions for 289 yards (24.1 avg.) with 2 TDs as a tight end...He was an All-League choice as a 1997 junior, getting 85 tackles, including 28 for losses (with 12 sacks), 2 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception...Before that, he attended Marshall High in Pasadena (Calif.)...His brother, Chad, is an All-Pro linebacker who has played with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1993-96) and Seattle Seahawks (1997-2001) after starting 4 seasons at Colorado (1989-92).

    DOMINIQUE BYRD - He earned 2001 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Max Emfinger All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, Student Sports All-American second team, Super Prep Elite 50, Super Prep All-Midwest Offensive MVP, Prep Star All-Western Region and Student Sports All-Midwest first team honors as a senior at The Breck School in Minneapolis (Minn.)...He caught 62 passes for 1,236 yards (19.9 avg.) and 25 touchdowns as a tight end in 2001 and had a team-high 108 tackles, including 21 for losses (with 4 sacks), and made 4 interceptions (returning 3 for TDs) as a linebacker...As a junior in 2000, he had 56 receptions for 1,280 yards (22.9 avg.) and 17 scores on offense and 109 tackles on defense...In his career (he also played some at wide receiver), he had 147 catches for 3,008 yards (20.5 avg.) and 49 TDs while starting for 4 years...He also was on the basketball team, earning 2002 Student Sports Grid-Hoops All-American third team notice while averaging 17.3 points as a junior, and track team, going 11.2 in the 100 meters and 6-4 in the high jump...He started on the varsity basketball team since the eighth grade after obtaining a waiver to play at that level.

    HERSHEL DENNIS - His 2001 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Student Sports All-American second team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Far West, 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, Student Sports All-West first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division I first team Co-Offensive MVP, Los Angeles Times Glenn Davis Award (as the top Southern California prep football player), Los Angeles Times All-Southern California first team, Los Angeles Times All-Southeast/South Coast first team MVP and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Offensive MVP as a senior running back at Poly High in Long Beach (Calif.)...He ran for 1,740 yards on 221 carries (7.9 avg.) with 24 touchdowns, averaging 134 yards a game, in 2001, even though he was pulled out of most games in the third quarter because Poly had large leads...He had some of his best performances in Poly's biggest games: getting 161 yards on 20 carries versus national champion De La Salle High and then 189 yards and 3 scores on 29 carries against Edison High in the CIF Division I final...As a junior in 2000, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team Co-Offensive MVP, All-CIF Division I first team Co-Offensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Southeast/South Coast first team and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team Offensive MVP...He set school and Moore League records for rushing yards (2,106) and rushing touchdowns (32) in 2000 while carrying 209 times (10.1 avg.)...In one game as a junior, he had 41 carries for 237 yards and 5 TDs...He scored the winning touchdown on an 11-yard catch in overtime in the 2000 CIF Division I championship game against Loyola High...He made the All-CIF Division I first team, Los Angeles Times All-Southeast/South Coast first team and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team as a sophomore in 1999 while running for 1,400-plus yards...He set school career records for rushing yards (5,440) and rushing touchdowns (82)...He returned 7 kicks for scores in his career...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, with bests of 10.7 in the 100 meters, 22.3 in the 200 meters, 22-plus in the long jump and 6-6 in the high jump, and basketball team...Current Trojans DeShaun Hill, Kareem Kelly, Mike Pollard and Darrell Rideaux also prepped at Poly, as did incoming USC recruits Darnell Bing, Winston Justice and Manuel Wright...His father, Hershel Sr., played tailback at North Carolina A&T.

    CHRIS DOYLE - He was named a 2001 Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest, All-CIF Division I first team, Orange County Register All-Orange County second team and All-League selection as a senior two-way lineman at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana (Calif.)...As a junior in 2000, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team and Orange County Register All-Orange County second team...Current Trojans Matt Grootegoed, Matt Leinart and Lenny Vandermade also prepped at Mater Dei.

    BRANDON HANCE - He started Purdue's first 9 games of 2001 at quarterback as a sophomore and led the Boilermakers to a 6-3 record...Overall, he completed 136-of-258 (52.7%) passes for 1,529 yards with 8 TDs and 10 interceptions, averaging 169.9 yards a game...He also was the team's No. 3 rusher, getting 242 yards on 112 carries (2.2 avg.) with 4 scores...He averaged 196.8 yards of total offense...He also caught a 31-yard TD pass (versus Minnesota)...He threw for a career-best 306 yards and 3 TDs on 22-of-36 passing versus Minnesota, plus ran for 70 yards on 13 tries...He was 21-of-37 for 252 yards and 2 scores versus Akron...He hit 16-of-33 throws for 198 yards and a TD versus Michigan and 14-of-31 passes for 190 yards and a TD, plus 49 rushing yards and a score on 9 tries, versus Northwestern...His other starts came against Cincinnati (14-of-25, 117 yards), Iowa (17-of-33, 147 yards, plus 52 yards and a TD on 14 rushes), Illinois (15-of-25, 132 yards, 1 TD), Ohio State (10-of-22, 122 yards) and Michigan State (7-of-12, 65 yards before being replaced for the rest of the season by Kyle Orton)...Was the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 30) and was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team...As a freshman in 2000, he played in 2 games as a reserve, completing 5-of-9 passes (55.9%) for 40 yards and a TD, plus ran for 37 yards on 7 carries (5.3 avg.)...He went 4-of-6 for 22 yards with a TD versus Kent State...He entered Purdue in the spring of 2000 after graduating early from high school...Current Trojan Doyal Butler also attended Purdue...He won 1999 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, USA Today All-USA honorable mention, Super Prep All-Far West, Prep Star All-Western Region, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and All-L.A. City second team honors as a senior at Taft High in Woodland Hills (Calif.)...He completed 169-of-281 passes (60.1%) for 2,400 yards with 22 TDs and 9 interceptions in 1999, plus ran for 500-plus yards and 7 scores...As a junior in 1998, he was an All-L.A. City second team pick as he threw for 2,200-plus yards with 22 Tds and 6 interceptions and ran for 400-plus yards with 7 scores...Taft won the 1998 L.A. City title...He completed 60% of his passes in his prep career...Current Trojans Gregg Guenther and Greig Carlson also prepped at Taft.

    BRANDON HANCOCK - He was a 2001 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Far West, Prep Star All-Western Region, Tom Lemming All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and Fresno Bee All-Fresno second team pick as a senior fullback at Clovis West High in Fresno (Calif.)...He ran for 1,280 yards in 2001 and had 1,600-plus all-purpose yards with 15 TDs...As a junior in 2000, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team as he rushed for 700-plus yards with 5 scores and, as a linebacker, had 80 tackles (31 solo), 2 fumble recoveries, 2 forced fumbles and an interception despite missing some game with a mid-season ankle sprain...He also played some at quarterback and defensive end while at Clovis West.

    WINSTON JUSTICE - He earned 2001 Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Max Emfinger All-American, 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 second team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division I first team, Los Angeles Times All-Southern California Lineman of the Year, Los Angeles Times All-Southern California first team, Los Angeles Times All-Southeast/South Coast first team Lineman of the Year and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team honors as a senior offensive lineman at Poly High in Long Beach (Calif.)...He had 38 pancake blocks in 2001...As a junior in 2000, he was named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team third team...He was a member of 3 Poly teams that went 39-1-1 and won 3 CIF Division I titles (he started 2 years)...He didn't play football until his sophomore year in high school...Current Trojans DeShaun Hill, Kareem Kelly, Mike Pollard and Darrell Rideaux also prepped at Poly, as did incoming USC recruits Darnell Bing, Hershel Dennis and Manuel Wright...His parents are from Barbados and he likes calypso music.

    OSCAR LUA - He earned 2001 Prep Star All-American, Max Emfinger All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest Defensive MVP, Prep Star All-Western Region, Tom Lemming All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team, All-CIF Division VIII first team, Los Angeles Times All-Southern California first team, Los Angeles Times All-Desert/Mountain first team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County first team and All-Desert Valley League Defensive MVP laurels as a senior linebacker at Indio (Calif.) High...Despite missing 3 games with an injury in 2001, he made 148 tackles (88 solo) with 3 sacks while averaging 13 stops a game, plus had 3 interceptions (one returned for a TD), 4 fumble recoveries, 6 forced fumbles and scored twice on blocked punts...He also was an outfielder on Indio's baseball team, hitting .481.

    TOM MALONE - He was named to the 2001 Super Prep All-American, Max Emfinger All-American, Super Prep All- Farwest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division V first team, Los Angeles Times All-Southern California first team, Los Angeles Times All-Inland Empire first team and Riverside Press Enterprise All-Riverside County first team as a senior punter and placekicker at Temescal Canyon High in Lake Elsinore (Calif.)...He averaged 43.4 yards per punt in 2001 and 9 of his 38 punts pinned opponents inside the 10-yard line...He also kicked 46- and 47-yard field goals in 2001...As a junior in 2000, he made the All-CIF Division V first team while averaging 41.5 yards per punt despite missing the season's first 5 games with a broken left foot...Besides his punting, placekicking and kickoff chores, he was a wide receiver...He also played basketball and was on the track team (running the 200 meters in a school-record 22.37)...His personal punting coach is former Arizona State 1997 All-Pac-10 first team punter Marcus Williams.

    FRED MATUA - He made the 2001 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Las Vegas Sun Super 11 honorable mention and Orange County Register Fab 15 second team as a senior two-way lineman at Banning High in Lakewood (Calif.)...He missed all but 3 games in 2001 with a broken leg...As a junior in 2000, he was named to the All-L.A. City second team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team and All-Marine League first team while getting 75 tackles, including 15 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception...Banning won the 2000 L.A. City title...His uncle is former 3-year (1990-92) letterwinning USC offensive guard Titus Tuiasosopo, while another uncle, Navy Tuiasosopo, played offensive line at Utah State and later with the Los Angeles Rams and a distant cousin, Manu Tuiasasosopo, was a 3-time All-Conference defensive lineman at UCLA (1976-78) who went then played with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

    CHRIS McFOY - He was named a 2001 Super Prep All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, All-CIF Southern Section first team and All-CIF Division II first team pick as a senior wide receiver at Chino (Calif.) High...He had 47 receptions for 820 yards (17.4 avg.) and 5 TDs in 2001 and added 110 yards on 8 carries (18.8 avg.) with 2 scores....As a junior in 2000, he made All-CIF Division II first team, All-Area and All-League while catching 43 passes for 750 yards (17.4 avg.) and 7 TDs.

    JASON MITCHELL - He was a 2001 Super Prep JUCO 100, J.C. Grid-Wire All-American honorable mention, J.C. Athletic Bureau All-State Region III first team and All-Western State Pacific Division first team selection as a sophomore wide receiver at Los Angeles Harbor Junior College in Wilmington (Calif.)...He caught 69 passes for 897 yards (13.0 avg.) with 11 TDs in 2001 (his 89.7 yards per game average was sixth in the state) and returned 13 kickoffs for 353 yards (27.2 avg.) with a TD...As a 2000 freshman, he had 36 receptions for 550 yards (15.3 avg.) with 5 scores and returned 14 kickoffs for 384 yards (27.4 avg.) to earn All-Western State Southern Division notice...He was a 2-time (1997 and 1998) South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team pick at North Torrance (Calif.) High, then signed a letter of intent with Utah, but never enrolled in 1999...At North Torrance, he set school career records for receptions (135), receiving yards (2,371) and touchdowns (23), as well as longest reception (95 yards) and longest punt return (98 yards)...He caught 48 passes for 907 yards (18.9 avg.) with 8 TDs as a 1998 senior...He earned 1997 All-Bay League first team notice as a junior after grabbing 60 passes for 955 yards (15.9 avg) with 7 scores...He also played defensive back and was on North's track team, setting school records in the 200 meters (21.7) and 400 meters (47.5)...Current Trojan Devin Pitts also prepped at North Torrance.

    RONALD NUNN - He was named to the 2001 Super Prep JUCO 100 and Prep Star JUCO All-American teams as a sophomore defensive back at San Francisco (CA) City College...SFCC went 12-0 in 2001 and won its third consecutive national championship...He also played for SFCC in 2000 as a freshman...He originally signed with Washington State in 2000, but did not enroll there...He made the 1999 Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region and Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 squads as a senior defensive back, running back and wide receiver at St. Francis High in Mountain View (Calif.)...He had 30 tackles and 3 interceptions in 1999, plus ran for 600 yards on 125 carries (4.8 avg.) with 7 TDs, despite missing 3 games with a sprained ankle...As a 1998 junior, he played in just 4 games because of a broken toe, but had 768 rushing yards with 8 TDs and caught 12 passes for 200 yards (16.7 avg.) with 2 TD...He was a 1997 All-State Underclass and All-Western Catholic Athletic League pick as a sophomore...He also ran track at St. Francis, with a best of 10.79 in the 100 meters...Current Trojans Grant Mattos, Matt Lemos and Forrest Mozart also prepped at St. Francis.

    LaJUAN RAMSEY - He earned 2001 Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region honorable mention, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, All-CIF Southern Section second team, All-CIF Division II first team and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team honors as a senior two-way lineman at Dominguez High in Compton (Calif.)...Current Trojan Melvin Simmons also prepped at Dominguez, as did incoming USC recruit Justin Wyatt...He attended Venice (Calif.) High as a freshman.

    MIKE ROSS - He was a 2001 Super Prep All-Dixie, Prep Star All-Southeast Region, Tom Lemming All-Southeast, All-State Class 2A first team, St. Petersburg All-Suncoast first team and All-Pinellas first team choice as a senior linebacker at St. Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic High...He had 114 tackles, including 29 for losses (with 12 sacks), 7 forced fumbles, 5 fumble recoveries and 5 blocked kicks in 2001...As a junior in 2000, he notched 114 tackles, including 11 sacks, plus 1 interception and 5 blocked kicks...He also was on the basketball and track teams.

    DALLAS SARTZ - His 2001 honors included Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West second team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and Sacramento Bee All-Sacramento first team as a senior defensive back and tight end at Granite Bay (Calif.) High...He had 103 tackles, including 4 for losses, 2 interceptions, 7 deflections, 2 fumble recoveries, 3 forced fumbles and 6 blocked kicks in 2001...As a junior in 2000, he made 81 tackles, including 4 sacks, plus 6 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles...He also was on Granite Bay's track (with bests of 11.4 in the 100 meters and 20-plus in the long jump) and basketball teams.

    DANIEL URQUHART - He was a 2001 Super Prep JUCO 100, Prep Star JUCO All-American, J.C. Grid-Wire All-American honorable mention, J.C. Athletic Bureau All-State Region III first team and All-Western State Conference Pacific Division first team selection as a sophomore linebacker at Los Angeles (Calif.) Southwest Junior College...As a freshman in 2000, he made the All-Western State Conference Pacific Division first team...He originally signed with Oregon in 1999, but did not enroll...He earned 1998 Super Prep All-Farwest, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West second team and All-L.A. City second team honors as a senior linebacker and fullback at Washington High in Los Angeles (Calif.)...He made 90 tackles in 1998...As a junior in 1997, he had 120 tackles and 5 interceptions on defense, while on offense he ran for 850 yards with 5 TDs and caught 20 passes for 450 yards 22.5 avg.) with 3 scores.

    KYLE WILLIAMS - He made 2001 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Max Emfinger All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Southwest, Prep Star All-Midlands Region, Student Sports All-Southwest first team, All-State, All-Area and All-District as a senior offensive lineman at Highland Park High in Dallas (Tex.)...He had 126 pancake blocks, didn't allow a sack and posted a blocking grade of 89% in 2001...As a junior in 2000, he had 60 pancake blocks...He was a 3-year starter and also saw action at tight end...He lived in California until his sophomore year in high school...His father, Scott, played college basketball...An uncle, Eric Williams, was a defensive lineman with the Detroit Lions (1984-89) and Washington Redskins (1990-93, including on the 1991 Super Bowl champs) after earning 1983 All-Pac-10 first team honors in his 3 years (1981-83) at Washington State...His grandfather played for the San Francisco 49ers...Another uncle played professional basketball.

    MIKE WILLIAMS - His 2001 honors included Tom Lemming All-American, Super Prep All-Dixie, Prep Star All-Southeast Region, St. Petersburg Times All-Suncoast second team and Tampa Tribune All-Hillsborough County first team as a senior wide receiver at Plant High in Tampa (Fla.)...He had 38 receptions for 789 yards (20.8 avg.) with 12 TDs in 2001...As a junior in 2000, he made the All-State Class 4A second team while catching 35 passes for 803 yards (22.9 avg.) with 12 scores...He had 28 catches for 631 yards (22.5 avg.) as a 1999 sophomore...He also played basketball at Plant, averaging 16.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 2002 and, as a junior in 2001, earning Tampa Tribune All-Hillsborough County first team laurels as he averaged 14.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists while helping his team to the state semifinals.

    MANUEL WRIGHT - He earned 2001 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Max Emfinger All-American, Student Sports All-American second team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Far West, Prep Star All-Western Region, Student Sports All-West first team, 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 Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Southeast/South Coast first team and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team Defensive MVP honors as a senior defensive lineman at Poly High in Long Beach (Calif.)...He had 142 tackles (60 solo), including 16 sacks, plus 4 fumble recoveries, 3 forced fumbles, 20 deflections and an interception...As a junior in 2000, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Division I first team and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team while recording 95 tackles (57 solo), with 25 sacks...He was a 3-year starter as Poly went 39-1-1 and won 3 CIF Division I titles...Current Trojans DeShaun Hill, Kareem Kelly, Mike Pollard and Darrell Rideaux also prepped at Poly, as did incoming USC recruits Darnell Bing, Hershel Dennis and Winston Justice...His cousin is Arizona State junior tailback Mike Williams.

    JUSTIN WYATT - He was named to the 2001 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Max Emfinger All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Las Vegas Sun Super 11 honorable mention, All-CIF Division II first team, Los Angeles Times All-Southeast/South Coast first team and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team as a senior at Dominguez High in Compton (Calif.)...He had 64 tackles, including 3 for losses (with 2 sacks), plus 2 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries while allowing only 3 passes to be completed on him as a cornerback in 2001...On offense, he played quarterback, running back and wide receiver and also returned kicks...He ran for 1,436 yards on 138 carries (10.4 avg.) with 27 TDs in 2001, plus was 98-of-149 passing (65.8%) for 1,268 yards and 16 TDs, had 28 receptions for 473 yards (16.9 avg.) and 5 scores, and returned 3 punts and 2 kickoffs for touchdowns...He made the All-CIF Division II first team as a junior in 2000...He had 60 tackles (42 solo), 39 deflections and an interception on defense in 2000 and averaged 100 all-purpose yards a game as he rushed for 876 yards on 104 carries (8.4 avg.) with 21 TDs and caught 37 passes for 400-plus yards with 8 TDs...He also was on Dominguez's track team, with bests of 10.4 in the 100 meters, 21.5 in the 200 meters, 47.8 in the 400 meters and 37.8 in the 300-meter hurdles...Current Trojan Melvin Simmons also prepped at Dominguez, as did incoming USC recruit LaJuan Ramsey.