5-Star DB Juju Smith Commits to USC, Marking Second 5-Star to Commit to Trojans

By Connor Muldowney
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The rich just keep getting richer in the case of USC Trojans football these days. Firing Lane Kiffin looks to be the best move the program could have possibly made and hiring Steve Sarkisian may even turn out to be an even better move. After getting a commitment from five-star defensive back earlier in the day in Adoree’ Jackson, the Trojans locked up yet another five-star prospect in defensive back John ‘Juju’ Smith.

Many people questioned the hire of Sarkisian in the offseason, but it’s really starting to pay off for the Trojans after landing two five-star prospects on National Signing Day and another four-star on Wednesday morning as well.

With Smith, Jackson and OL Damien Mama giving the Trojans seemingly the most successful signing day of any school, Sarkisian has the No. 16 recruiting class according to Rivals and two five-stars along with nine four-stars.

Earlier in the day after the Mama signing, I said that USC was having a relatively quiet signing day, but that has since picked up considerably. Not many people saw the Trojans having this much success on the recruiting trail under a first-year head coach, but they have not disappointed so far.

It’s starting to look like the Trojans will be fighting for a Pac-12 crown in the near future. Smith has been labeled a playmaker with versatility and ball skills and he will be a perfect addition to a growingly-scary defense.

There aren’t too many defenses in the nation that will be adding two five-star defensive backs, but the Trojans are proud to be one of them.

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at connor.muldowney@rantsports.com.

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