November 4, 2008

Recruiting Special: Linebacker Line Up

As the University of Southern California football team enters the home stretch of their 2008 season, so too does their 2009 recruiting class.

With 16 players verbally committed to the Trojans - nine of those likely defensive recruits - there remains a maximum of nine more players that Pete Carroll & Co. can bring in to this class.

With four linebackers graduating and likely being first day draft picks, there is not a position that is more critical for the class of 2009. Four months remain until National Signing Day, and with two linebackers already verbally committed, the Trojans will most likely be looking to sign at least two more players at linebacker.

In this piece we'll take a look at what's left across the country - and possibly hidden on the current roster - and five story lines that can set the Trojans up for immediate and long-term success.

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