Smith is a Trojan

USC signee Juju Smith

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly five-star Juju Smith is staying local. The nation's No. 2 rated safety announced for USC on National Signing Day.

Smith staying home
Long Beach (Calif.) Poly five-star Juju Smith announced Wednesday he will be staying local to play college football at USC.

It came down to a National Signing Day decision for Smith who seemed legitimately torn between the Trojans and Oregon Ducks.

Rumors leading up to Wednesday had Smith closer than ever to leaving the state for Eugene, but USC was able to hold on.

Smith, the nation's No. 2 rated safety, is part of a close group of players who are now all Trojans including Toa Lobendahn and Damien Mama.

Juju's impact
Is there room for Smith in USC's corps of safeties? It's most certainly a question he asked the Trojan staff before committing to them on National Signing Day.

When you're a five-star prospect, they certainly make room.

Smith should be an impact played for USC immediately.

Get in the discussion with other USC fans in the Fight On! SC Insiders Forum

Follow Lindsey Thiry on Twitter Recommended Stories

  • The Trojans visit the Utes in a surprise battle of ranked foes jockeying for position in the Pac-12 South race.

  • As the season rolls on recruiting is heating up for the Trojans. This week in the War Room we have the inside scoop or which prospects this USC staff are after, including a diamond in the rough…

  • One of the reasons a USC team can go to Utah feeling like it can take on the 19th-ranked Utes in their biggest-ever Pac-12 game in history is the Trojans have had freshmen like Toa Lobendahn and JuJu…

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…

  • Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.

Up Next