Wide receiver Paul Harris of Upper Marlboro, Md., visiting USC. Do the Trojans really need another receiver in the era of 15-scholarships? Or even the era of 18 including mid-year signees?

Morning Buzz

USC graduate Allyson Felix competes in the 200 meters tonight at U.S. Olympic track trials in Eugene, Ore.
In other news, Lane Kiffin must be feeling secure after buying a $5.5 million house in Manhattan Beach.

Euro Talk


After going 0 for 2 on my Euro 2012 semifinal predictions, I will hold off before picking a winner for Sunday’s Spain-Italy championship.

Rising Star

Much of the attention of the Rising Stars camp is on seniors. But junior linebacker Dwight Williams from Serra High School in Gardena was one of the top players, according to those in attendance. Williams’ size (6-1, 197) might sound more like a safety but USC’s experienced success at outside linebacker with speedy, athletic players.

Poll Results polled recruits last week and USC coach Lane Kiffin finished second under “who was the most intimidating?”
But Kiffin finished third under “who was the easiest to talk to?” And he finished third under “most persuasive.” USC also finished first under “best campus atmosphere.” Full results here.

Morning Buzz

ESPN announced a 12-year extension to continue televising the Rose Bowl. The contract states the game will continue to be played on Jan. 1 at 2 p.m. except years when New Year’s Day is on Sunday.