USC lands three big-time prospects 

February, 2, 2011
It has been all about USC this morning as the Trojans picked up commitments/signees from three elite prospects from all over the country. Offensive lineman Aundrey Walker (Cleveland, Ohio./Glenville), linebacker Lamar Dawson (Danville, Ky./Boyle County) and defensive tackle Christian Heyward (San Diego, Calif./Point Loma) all signed with the Trojans solidifying a likely top 10 recruiting class.

Walker said at the Nike Camp at Ohio State last summer that USC was his top school, but when you're talking about a player from Glenville, it's usually assumed said player will end up at Ohio State. The Trojans have never been shy about recruiting Glenville athletes and just missed out on a few including former receiver/return specialist Ted Ginn.

Walker visited the Trojans in mid-January and said all the right things. The lineman called USC his dream school and then followed through by signing with the Trojans after narrowing his choices to USC and Ohio State. It's a huge pickup as Walker is one of the elite guards in the nation and capable of stepping in and competing for playing time right away.