USC Football Recruiting 2013: Biggest Remaining Targets Lane Kiffin Must Land

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIDecember 21, 2012

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

The USC Trojans and head coach Lane Kiffin have the best recruiting class in college football, but that in no way means that they're done on the recruiting trail.

There are still some big-time prospects out there that have an interest in USC, and the Trojans' 2013 class can always afford to get better.

As it stands, USC is ranked No. 1 overall by, and Kiffin's class features five 5-star recruits. And two of those 5-stars are enrolling early: quarterback Max Browne and safety Su'a Cravens.

Like I said, though, there's always room to improve, and there are a few elite recruits that USC still could land.

Here are the three biggest remaining targets Kiffin and the Trojans need to bring in.


Max Redfield, 5-star safety, Mission Viejo High School (CA)

Redfield is a former USC commitment, so he has plenty of familiarity with the program.

After his decommitment, it seemed liked Notre Dame was a lock to land the 5-star safety. But after a recent visit, USC has gotten back into the mix, and now the Trojans look to have a 50/50 chance to get his commitment back.

While losing out on Redfield wouldn't be a huge loss considering that the Trojans already have the Cravens' commitment, you can never have enough talent in the secondary. And one can only imagine how good USC's secondary of the future would be with those two talented safeties patrolling the deep zones.

From a talent standpoint, Redfield projects to be very good, so regaining his commitment would be huge for USC.


Desmond Harrison, 4-star JUCO offensive tackle, Contra Costa College (CA)

Harrison is the No. 3 overall JUCO offensive tackle recruit, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. So he would be a big pickup for Kiffin and his staff. Harrison checks in at 6'7'' and 305 pounds, so he has the size to be an elite offensive tackle in the Pac-12.

USC is in Harrison's top four, according to his 247Sports interest list, along with Arizona State, Oklahoma and Texas.

Considering the competition, landing Harrison would be a pretty big accomplishment for Kiffin and his staff.


Tahaan Goodman, 4-star safety, Rancho Cucamonga High School (CA)

Tahaan Goodman has USC listed as his No. 1 team, according to 247Sports. LSU, UCLA and Washington are behind the Trojans with a "warm interest."

At this point, it would be a major disappointment for USC not to land him. He'd also be a great backup recruit if Redfield does indeed choose to go to Notre Dame instead of USC.

Goodman is 6'3'', 195 pounds and runs a 4.50 40, according to 247Sports. So he has good size and speed for a safety.

In a few years for USC, he could potentially end up being a very important depth player in the secondary, so landing his commitment is going to be important.


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