Hayes Pullard and J.R. Tavai are the USC players included on the Butkus Award watch list. Full list after the jump:
BUTKUS AWARD® 2014 COLLEGIATE WATCH LIST
Preseason list, alpha order by state, college, last name
First Last College ST Class
Trey DePriest University of Alabama AL Sr.
Reggie Ragland University of Alabama AL Jr.
Kris Frost University of Auburn AL Jr.
Braylon Mitchell University of Arkansas AR Sr.
A.J. Tarpley Stanford University CA Sr.
James Vaughters Stanford University CA Sr.
Myles Jack University of California Los Angeles CA Soph.
Eric Kendricks University of California Los Angeles CA Sr.
Hayes Pullard University of Southern California CA Sr.
J.R. Tavai University of Southern California CA Sr.
Aaron Davis Colorado State University CO Sr.
Terrance Smith Florida State University FL Jr.
Terrance Plummer University of Central Florida FL Sr.
Denzel Perryman University of Miami (Fla.) FL Sr.
Leonard Floyd University of Georgia GA Soph.
Jordan Jenkins University of Georgia GA Jr.
Ramik Wilson University of Georgia GA Sr.
Mason Monheim University of Illinois IL Jr.
Jarrett Grace University of Notre Dame IN Jr.
Curtis Grant University of Notre Dame IN Sr.
Jaylon Smith University of Notre Dame IN Soph.
Ben Heeney University of Kansas KS Jr.
Lorenzo Mauldin University of Louisville KY Jr.
Zach Hodges Harvard University MA Sr.
Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil University of Maryland MD Sr.
Taiwan Jones Michigan State University MI Sr.
Jake Ryan University of Michigan MI Sr.
Benardrick McKinney Mississippi State University MS Jr.
Kelby Brown Duke University NC Sr.
Maurice Falls East Carolina University NC Sr.
Norkeithus Otis University of North Carolina NC Sr.
Dyshawn Davis Syracuse University NY Sr.
Frank Shannon University of Oklahoma OK Jr.
Eric Striker University of Oklahoma OK Jr.
Derrick Malone University of Oregon OR Sr.
Mike Hull Penn State University PA Sr.
Tyler Matakevich Temple University PA Soph.
Stephone Anthony Clemson University SC Sr.
A.J. Johnson University of Tennessee TN Sr.
Bryce Hager Baylor University TX Sr.
Stephon Sanders Southern Methodist University TX Sr.
Paul Dawson TCU TX Sr.
Mike Orakpo Texas State University TX Jr.
Derrick Matthews University of Houston TX Sr.
Steve Edmond University of Texas TX Sr.
Jordan Hicks University of Texas TX Sr.
Alani Fua Brigham Young University UT Sr.
Kyler Fackrell Utah State University UT Jr.
Hau’oli Kikaha University of Washington WA Sr.
Shaq Thompson University of Washington WA Jr.
Sunny Puetasi University of Wyoming WY Sr.
BUTKUS AWARD® 2014 HIGH SCHOOL WATCH LIST
Preseason list, alpha order by state then last name
First Last High School City ST
Amonte Caban Smiths Station Smiths Station AL
Richard McBryde Charles Henderson High School Troy AL
Darrell Williams Hoover High School Hoover AL
Cassius Peat Corona Del Sol High School Tempe AZ
John Houston Junipero Serra High School Gardena CA
Cameron Smith Granite Bay High School Granite Bay CA
Victor Alexander Trinity Christian Academy Jacksonville FL
Cecil Cherry Frostproof Mdl-Sr High School Frostproof FL
Te’Von Coney Palm Beach Gardens High School Palm Beach Gardens FL
Jeffery Holland Trinity Christian Academy Jacksonville FL
Sh’mar Kilby-Lane Hallandale High School Hallandale Beach FL
Sherrod Pittman First Coast High School Jacksonville FL
Andre Smith Trinity Christian Academy Jacksonville FL
Mekhi Brown GW Carver High School Columbus GA
Quarte Sapp Milton High School Alpharetta GA
Roquan Smith Macon County High School Montezuma GA
Adonis Thomas Central Gwinnett High School Lawrenceville GA
Josh Barajas Andrean High School Merrillville IN
Asmar Bilal Ben Davis High School Indianapolis IN
Darrin Kirkland Lawrence Central High School Indianapolis IN
Bobby McMillen Naperville Central High School Naperville IN
Eli Brown Warren East High School Bowling Green KY
Emmitt Smith Warren Central High School Bowling Green KY
Tyriq Thompson ML King High School Detroit MI
Leo Lewis Brookhaven High School Brookhaven MS
Timothy Washington Yazoo City High School Yazoo City MS
Manny Bowen Barnegat High School Barnegat NJ
Jerome Baker Benedictine High School Cleveland OH
Nick Conner Dublin Scioto High School Dublin OH
Chris Green Central Catholic High School Toledo OH
Justin Hilliard St. Xavier High School Cincinnati OH
Anthony McKee Marion-Franklin High School Columbus OH
Reagan Williams Jackson High School Massillon OH
Jake Cooper Archbishop Wood Warminster PA
Johnathon Sutton Swansea High School Swansea SC
Joshua McMillon Whitehaven High School Memphis TN
Brant Mitchell Webb School of Knoxville Knoxville TN
Josh Smith Oakland High School Murfreesboro TN
Landis Durham Plano East Sr. High School Plano TX
Nathan Fox Clear Lake High School Houston TX
Malik Jefferson Ralph H. Poteet High School Mesquite TX
Semaj Thomas Southwest High School Fort Worth TX
Cameron Townsend Ridge Point High School Missouri City TX
Anthony Wheeler Skyline High School Dallas TX
Christian Folau Salt Lake City East High School Salt Lake City UT
Porter Gustin Salem Hills High School Salem UT
Osa Masina Brighton High School Salt Lake City UT
Ricky DeBerry St. Christopher’s School Richmond VA
Tremaine Edmunds Dan River High School Ringgold VA
Jahvoni Simmons Ocean Lakes High School Virginia Beach VA
Chad Smith Dominion High School Sterling VA