Haubert's Take: Joshua Tatum

Outside linebacker Joshua Tatum (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) from McClymonds High School in Oakland, California has verbally committed to USC.

Haubert's take: While things have been coming up roses on the field with USC playing for a third-straight national title, things off the field have been unusually quiet and have had some Trojan fans a little nervous about the 2006 recruiting class.

After landing two of the top prospects in Class of 2006 -- Taylor Mays and Antwine Perez -- early in this year's class, things have slowed down for them as far as recruit commitments. Well, while some ask what's wrong, others feel this is just the calm before the storm.