Trojans pull down nation's top recruiting class

Trojans pull down nation's top recruiting class

Published Feb. 4, 2015 7:54 p.m. ET

PHOENIX (AP) Southern California not only won the battle for Los Angeles, it became the king of the nation in recruiting.

NCAA sanctions that limited scholarships ended this year and coach Steve Sarkisian made the most of it, signing a 24-player class that was rated No. 1 by Scout and Rivals on Wednesday, national signing day.

The class is filled with five- and four-star recruits, headed by Iman Marshall, the nation's top-rated cornerback from La Jolla, California.

UCLA, which had taken advantage of USC's limitations the past few years, pulled a pretty good haul of its own. The Bruins' class was rated No. 4 by Scout and 13th by Rivals.


The Pac-12 had five teams in the top 25 of both ratings, including Oregon, Stanford and Arizona State.