Top Ten 2015 Recruits Being Targeted By Pac-12 Football Teams

Top Ten 2015 Recruits Being Targeted By Pac-12 Football Teams

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Does it really surprise you that most of the top talent in the nation is right up there on a Pac-12 school's list? It shouldn't. This conference continues to bring in the nation's best football players, and no one is letting that reputation down for the 2015 class, which is quickly assembling.

All rankings courtesy of 247sports.com.

10. Khalil McKenzie (DT)

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10. Khalil McKenzie (DT)

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Top Pac-12 Targeting: Arizona
Ranked as the No. 2 defensive tackle in the country, Khalil McKenzie is going to be a special talent no matter where he lands. Arizona would be especially fortunate to get him because of the help the defense is needing.

9. John Houston (OLB)

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9. John Houston (OLB)

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Top Pac-12 Targeting: USC
It's looking like John Houston will eventually be a Trojan, but there's still quite a stretch of time before he has to sign on. Houston is praised for his skill at the outside linebacker position, where he's currently ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the nation.

8. Terry Beckner, Jr. (DE)

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8. Terry Beckner, Jr. (DE)

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Top Pac-12 Targeting: USC
Get used to USC intruding on this list. While Terry Beckner is leaning towards Missouri at the moment, don't be surprised to see the Trojans come in and swoop up the nation's No. 1 strong-side defensive end, especially if other top targets eventually tip their caps to USC.

7. Keisean Lucier-South (DE)

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7. Keisean Lucier-South (DE)

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Top Pac-12 Targeting: UCLA, USC
In the end, I think Lucier-South finds his way into a Pac-12 school, considering he's an Orange County kid and is being heavily recruited. Michigan is on his list, but the Wolverines might be on the outside looking in. It'll likely come down to USC and UCLA for one of the best defensive linemen in the country.

6. Byron Cowart (DE)

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6. Byron Cowart (DE)

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Top Pac-12 Targeting: Oregon
It would only be fitting if Oregon could eventually close the deal on a guy like Byron Cowart, who's incredibly quick and explosive at his position.

5. Rasheem Green (DT)

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5. Rasheem Green (DT)

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Top Pac-12 Targeting: UCLA, USC, Oregon
It would be incredibly shocking to see Rasheem Green go anywhere outside the Pac-12. The eighth-ranked defensive tackles has his options open, but the list is narrowing down to the big dogs on the west coast.

4. Malik Jefferson (OLB)

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4. Malik Jefferson (OLB)

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Top Pac-12 Targeting: Oregon, Stanford, UCLA
The nation's No. 3 outside linebacker is likely going to stay in his home state of Texas, sticking with either the Longhorns or Texas A&M, but Oregon, Stanford and UCLA are still in this fight. I wouldn't consider it a dead hope to think Jefferson could be swayed over to one of those three fine programs.

3. Iman Marshall (CB)

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3. Iman Marshall (CB)

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Top Pac-12 Targeting: USC
Iman Marshall is heavily leaning towards USC, and that would have the Trojans absolutely ecstatic. Marshall is an incredibly high-end talent at cornerback and would surely be able to have an immediate impact on USC's defense.

2. CeCe Jefferson (DE)

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2. CeCe Jefferson (DE)

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Top Pac-12 Targeting: USC
CeCe Jefferson is likely to remain in Florida, but I was quick to include him in this list because of the swaying power I think USC is about to have in this class. When you consider all the talent the Trojans will be receiving next signing day, it's reasonable to think guys like Jefferson would want to jump ship and get on board with USC.

1. Josh Sweat (DE)

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1. Josh Sweat (DE)

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Top Pac-12 Targeting: Oregon
The Ducks have are targeting many top players on the defensive line, but none of them stand above Josh Sweat, the nation's No. 1 defensive end and No. 6 overall prospect. This could be an incredibly successful 2015 class on the defensive side of the ball, and it could all be headlined by Sweat.

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