USC assistant coach Keith Heyward last week made a recruiting stop at nearby Los Angeles Salesian, which has produced a number of Pac-12 prospects in recent years.
The knock on the small private school, though, has been the absence of quality competition. Wins have arrived in bunches against lower-tier opponents, including a first-ever CIF Southern Section championship last year, prompting a recent vote into the rigorous Pac-5 Division, which Salesian successfully appealed to avoid the likes of Los Angeles Loyola, Gardena Serra and La Puente Bishop Amat.
Salesian had its top three recruits -- Rodney Carr, Jamardre Cobb and Marquis Ware -- sign with Arizona in the 2014 class. The year before, defensive back Jermaine Kelly inked with Washington over a last-day offer from the Trojans, citing his relationship with Heyward, then a Huskies assistant, as one of the reasons for leaving town.