Jason Lewis | 2/6/2008, 5 p.m.
National signing day for senior football players has finally arrived, and UCLA and USC were big winners. Both look like they will have top 10 recruiting classes in the nation.
UCLA is having their best recruiting class in years, and they signed a number of athletes from the inner city, which is something that they did not do much of in the past.
USC has had the top recruiting class a few times in recent years, but this year they slipped a bit. There is no need to worry though, because they still had a very good class and they are loaded from their last few classes.
It does look like UCLA will have a higher ranked class than USC.
As of press time:
QB Dominique Blackman, Carson. Committed to Washington. QB Exavier Johnson, Birmingham. Signed with Utah State. RB Milton Knox, Birmingham. Committed to UCLA but considering Notre Dame. RB David Freeman, Inglewood. Committed to Washington. RB Curtis McNeal, Venice. Committed to USC. WR Antwon Moutra, Culver City. Committed to UCLA. WR Kemonte Bateman, Crenshaw. Committed to Arizona State. WR Jerry Johnson, Venice. Committed to UCLA. WR Kevin Norrell, Long Beach Poly. Committed to Washington State. OL Craig Noble, Taft. Committed to Washington. OL -- Douglas Spacht, Long Beach Poly. Committed to Fresno State. TE Mychal Rivera, Birmingham. Committed to Oregon. DL Marquis Jackson, Birmingham. Committed to Fresno State. DL Jurrell Casey, Long Beach Poly. Committed to USC. DL Datone Jones, Compton. Signed with UCLA. LB Maurice Simmons, Dominguez. Committed to USC. LB Donovan Carter, Birmingham. Committed to UCLA. DB -- Vaughn Telemaque, Long Beach Poly. Committed to Miami. DB Herman Davidson, Long Beach Poly. Considering North Carolina and Miami. DB Rahim Moore, Dorsey. Signed with UCLA. DB Johnathan Franklin, Dorsey. Signed with UCLA. DB Aaron Hester, Dominguez. Committed to UCLA. DB Marcus Turner, Long Beach Cabrillo. Committed to Stanford. DB Ahmad Wood, San Pedro. Committed to Nevada-Reno. DB Terrance Hayward, Culver City. Committed to Washington State.