Found June 10, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Lane Kiffin
TEAMS: USC Trojans

It is virtually impossible to gauge just how good an athlete will be until they play against better competition. There have been a handful of younger basketball and football players that stood out during high school, but typically, they aren’t more physically developed than their peers. Middle school on the other hand, it’s really tough to breakdown. But that doesn’t stop some major college programs from getting the attention of future recruits. Last year, we saw LSU and Alabama offer a scholarship to Dylan Moses, a 6 foot 2 inch 225-pound middle-schooler. Now, USC is getting in on the act by making their pitch to Nathan Tilford, an eighth-grade wide receiver. Tilford has already visited USC practice a few months ago during Spring practice, and recently receiver an offer from Lane Kiffin and the Trojans after his performance at a USC skills camp, according to ESPN’s Blair Angulo. The class of 2017 recruit, like Moses, is much more mature physically than other kids his age. He stands 6 foot 2 and 190 pounds. USC has been more aggressive in recruiting high underclassmen as of late, but this is the first time they made an offer to a middle schooler. With [...]


USC Extends Offer to 8th Grade WR

After impressing USC head coach Lane Kiffin and the rest of the Trojans staff during a 7 on 7  passing camp in Los Angeles, youngster WR Nathan Tilford (6’2″, 200 of Upland, California) has been extended an offer to join the program, once he completes his high school career in 2017. Although this kid is obviously special given his ability to compete with players much older,...

USC Offers Scholarship To 8th Grade WR

  Nathan Tilford of (Upland, Calif./Upland) has yet to even attend a class in highschool, yet the talented 8th grader just received his first scholarship offer. Tilford is  a 6-foot-2, 190-pound wide receiver who is on his way to the 9th grade.  Tilford spent the past weekend showing out at the Trojans’ skills camp, according to a source at the event. On Sunday USC and head...

USC injuries give Lee crash course in leadership

LOS ANGELES Marqise Lee says some of his teammates were shaken up. Theyd seen this movie before. Just two months before, they watched as George Farmer went down with a season-ending knee injury. The unfortunate part of the matter is injuries are a part of the game. "It happens," is the message Lee has tried to explain to injured teammate Steven Mitchell, as well as...

Southern Cal Can Win the Pac-12 Football Title In 2013

When Lane Kiffin abruptly announced his departure from Tennessee to take over the vacant position at Southern Cal, the Volunteer Nation experienced a collective jaw-drop. From the fans perspective, the thought was how could any coach want to leave UT for any other position? But Kiffin had a connection to Southern California. He had lived there for years and had coached there under...
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