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Early Signing Day Predictions

This has been an unusual recruiting cycle as the 2021 prospects did not get to take any official visits and a majority of their recruitment was handled virtually. But that didn’t stop the commitments from coming and on Wednesday, a majority of the 2021 class will put pen to paper and sign with their school of choice.

USC’s class sits at No. 14 in the country right now, but there are a few prospects still out there for the Trojans and that ranking is expected to rise tomorrow and potentially in the weeks leading up to the traditional February signing period.

Here, Erik McKinney and WeAreSC poster bestlakersfan provide some predictions on those players with decisions left to make on Wednesday or beyond.

DE Korey Foreman (Corona, Calif./Centennial) – 5-star, No. 1 overall

Erik McKinney: USC

bestlakersfan: USC

(Foreman will sign with a school on Wednesday but will not announce his decision until Jan. 2)


OLB Raesjon Davis (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei) – 4-star, No. 45 overall

EM: USC

BLF: USC

(Davis is committed to LSU and does not plan to sign on Wednesday, opting to wait until the February period to sign)


DT Tywone Malone (Oradell, NJ/Bergen Catholic) – 4-star, No. 61 overall

EM: Ole Miss

BLF: Ole Miss


LB Ethan Calvert (Westlake Village, Calif./Oaks Christian) – 4-star, No. 74 overall

EM: Utah

BLF: Utah


CB Ceyair Wright (Los Angeles/Loyola) – 4-star, No. 77 overall

EM: USC

BLF: USC

(Wright will announce his decision on Jan. 2)


QB Jaxson Dart (Draper, Utah/Corner Canyon) – 4-star, No. 103 overall

EM: USC

BLF: USC

(Dart will announce on ESPN2, live at 9:15 am PT)


CB Nathaniel Wiggins (Atlanta/Westlake) – 4-star, No. 120 overall

EM: Clemson

BLF: Clemson


LB Ma’a Gaoteote (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman) – 4-star, No. 155 overall

EM: Michigan State

BLF: Not USC


RB Byron Cardwell (San Diego/Morse) – 4-star, No. 183 overall

EM: Oregon

BLF: UCLA

(Cardwell plans to wait to announce on Jan. 25)


DE Aaron Armitage (Blairstown, NJ/Blair Academy) – 4- star, No. 206 overall

EM: Stanford

BLF: Stanford


DE Tiaoalii Savea (Las Vegas/Desert Pines) – 4-star, No. 214 overall)

EM: USC

BLF: USC


CB Devin Kirkwood (Gardena, Calif./Serra) – 4-star, No. 268 overall

EM: USC

BLF: USC


WR Titus Mokiao-Atimalala (Ewa Beach, Haw./James Campbell) – 4-star, No. 302 overall

EM: USC

BLF: USC

(Mokiao-Atimalala will announce his decision in January and plans to sign during the February signing period)


WR Joseph Manjack IV (Tomball, Tex./Memorial) – 3-star, No. 1,310 overall

EM: USC

BLF: USC