Simmons just getting started

Just because the USC Trojans lack a quarterback in the class of 2012 doesn't mean they lack a strong recruiting presence.

Offensive guard Jordan Simmons (Encino, Calif./Crespi) has taken a cue from the USC coaches and become arguably the strongest recruiter in the Trojans' class. Simmons himself was a big win for the USC coaches, at it appeared he could be heading to California or Oregon at various points of the recruiting process.

This past weekend, Simmons was one of five Trojans commits taking their official visits to USC and he said afterward in a Facebook post that it won't be his last time on campus before signing day.

While many commits are working on fitting in final official visits around the country during these two weekends before signing day, Simmons wrote that he will be back on the USC campus next weekend, when the Trojans again host a big batch of committed and uncommitted recruits. Simmons won't be able to participate in the activities that designate an official visit from an unofficial, but he will be sure to make his presence felt around uncommitted recruits such as Aziz Shittu (Atwater, Calif./Buhach Colony), Tyriq McCord (Tampa, Fla./Jefferson) and others scheduled to visit USC on Jan. 20.