USC 2018 Early Signing

Eight high school football players signed letters of intent with Pac-12 champion USC today (Dec. 20) on the first day of the early signing period, USC head coach Clay Helton announced.

Four of the signees will graduate early from high school and enroll at USC in January, so they can participate in the upcoming spring practice.  The other four signees will join the Trojan program in the fall.

Meet the Early Signees

The 2018 spring enrollment signees are, alphabetically: OL Justin Dedich of Chaparral High in Temecula (Calif.); LB Kana’i Mauga of Waianae (Hi.) High;  LB Raymond Scott of Narbonne High in Harbor City (Calif.);  and DB Chase Williams of Roosevelt High in Eastvale (Calif.).

The 2018 fall enrollment signees are, alphabetically:  OL Liam Douglass of Harvard Westlake High in Studio City (Calif.);  LB Palaie Gaoteote IV of Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas (Nev.);  LBAbdul-Malik McClain of JSerra Catholic High in San Juan Capistrano (Calif.);  and RB Markese Stepp of Cathedral High in Indianapolis (Ind.).

“We are excited to welcome these eight new players to our Trojan football family,” said Helton.  “We’re very pleased with this group.  These are some extremely talented players who fill some of our needs.  They are national recruits who were sought after by a lot of schools.  I am thankful for the hard work put in by our staff to sign these players in this early period.  Now we’ll continue to work hard to find some more talented players to sign in February.”

Helton said additional players could be added to this 2018 class in the near future.


Dear Football Alumni;
We invite you to join us for the Glacial Adventures of Alaska, Pac-12 cruise aboard Oceania’s Regatta.  You and nearly 150 fellow travelers from throughout the conference will join legendary coach John Robinson, acclaimed sports writer Rick Reilly and other dignitaries, as you explore the majestic beauty of Alaska.
We wanted to let you know that cabins are still available in select categories and the early booking discounts will be in effect until January 30, 2018. 

Complete details are available at or call Trojan Travel at (213) 821-6005.

Thanks very much!  Fight on!
Linda J. Ball ‘83
Associate Director, Trojan Travel
USC Alumni Association