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USC set to add another big piece to its recruiting department

USC has announced a few major hires this offseason, in a variety of on-field and personnel roles. As far as on the field, the Trojans brought in a new offensive line coach, promoted an analyst to tight ends coach, and hired a new football strength and conditioning coach. Those additions will all hopefully pay dividends immediately as the Trojans look to find more production in all those areas.

USC has also taken some major steps when it comes to recruiting help, as the Trojans grabbed Marshall Cherrington away from Cal and installed him as USC’s Director of Recruiting Strategy. USC then made a major splash when the Trojans were able to pry Bryan Carrington away from Texas, setting him up to begin his on-field coaching career as an offensive quality control analyst — though he’ll contribute heavily to USC’s recruiting efforts.

Now, according to reports, USC is set to land Jeff Martin, who most recently served as LSU’s Assistant Director of On-Campus Recruiting Operations.

This is another major addition for USC’s recruiting efforts. Martin, a New Orleans native, will give the Trojans inroads into the Southeast, but he’s also comfortable recruiting California and West Coast prospects as well.

The additions of Carrington and Martin come as USC needed to replace former offensive quality control analyst Chris Claiborne, who is now coaching the linebackers at Arizona State, and former director of scouting and recruiting strategy Trey Johnson, who left for a position in the Tennessee recruiting department.

For a bit of a look at Martin, here is video from the fall of 2019, with Martin discussing some of his background:

Interestingly, this move was hinted at back in early February, as a joking back-and-forth between Martin, Carrington and USC director of player development Gavin Morris.

Erik McKinney

Erik McKinney began writing for WeAreSC in 2004, during his junior year at USC, covering the Trojans football team and recruiting. He then moved on to ESPN.com in 2011, where he served as the West Region recruiting reporter and then the Pac-12 recruiting reporter. He took over as publisher of WeAreSC in January, 2019.

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