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Chad Jones

USC has had much success recruiting over the past five years and at times its fans are caught by surprise with who commits from out of state. Joe McKnight from River Ridge, LA has had the Trojans at the top of his list with LSU since June, but Baton Rouge safety, Chad Jones, wasn't a name on the radar until a friend notified USC he should be evaluated.

How does an elite prospect from the home of LSU end up interested in USC, scheduling an official visit and developing high interest in the school? "I guess they kind of caught word from one of the players they're recruiting, Joe McKnight," Jones said. "Then they (USC) asked for some film on me. We shipped the film next-day and they left messages all over my phone after watching it saying, 'We...

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