Recruiting notes: Jefferson favors USC

In both the literal and figurative sense, Las Vegas-based defensive lineman Noah Jefferson was the biggest out-of-state recruit to visit USC on Saturday for the annual spring game.

Alongside many of the top locals who made the quick drive, Jefferson stood on the field inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with his mother next to him, and looked around in amazement at what could be his future home. He saw an estimated crowd of 17,500 directly across the field, the sun beaming down and a pleasant breeze swirling through, and wondered what the stadium would look like with five times as many people.