Johnny Curren

Johnny Curren

Started with WeAreSC in early 2000’s as recruiting writer. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.

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Grimes is all in with USC following visit

By Johnny Curren Coming off a recent visit to Nebraska, there had been some internet chatter circulating that perhaps Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines wide receiver Randal Grimes wasn’t completely solid in his pledge to the Trojans. Following his official visit to USC this past weekend, however, it’s safe to say that any and all such ...

A look at the upcoming recruiting weekend at USC – Jan. 20 (FRI A.M. UPDATE)

By Johnny Curren With Signing Day inching closer and closer, Clay Helton and his staff are set to welcome an impressive collection of official visitors on campus for the second consecutive weekend. A group that is heavy on USC commits, it also features some notable out-of-state targets, including a pair of heralded defensive tackle prospects...

Neilon gets taste of future on USC official

By Johnny Curren Since the time of his commitment to Clay Helton and staff back in June, Santa Margarita Catholic center Brett Neilon has made a name for himself as one of the Trojans’ strongest pledges, and after taking his official visit to Troy this past weekend, it’s safe to say that nothing has changed. “I’m definitely more ...

Je’Quari Godfrey talks flip to USC

By Johnny Curren Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O’Dowd cornerback Je’Quari Godfrey gave a verbal commitment to Cal back in May, but after receiving an offer from the Trojans earlier this fall, they immediately shot up his list, and on Sunday, following his official visit to the Los Angeles campus, the NorCal star announced that he had flipped his ...

A glance at USC’s upcoming recruiting weekend (Jan. 13)

By Johnny Curren With the Trojans holding a total of 16 commits at this time, and with momentum on their side following the team’s outstanding performance on the field, USC head coach Clay Helton and staff are set to welcome an extremely impressive list of official visitors to campus this Friday for the first of three consecutive huge ...

WeAreSC Video: USC 2017 Mid-Year Enrollee highlights

A look at USC's four early enrollees - Damon Johnson, Tayler Katoa, Jack Sears and Andrew Vorhees.

USC’s final recruiting stretch: 6 storylines to watch

By Johnny Curren Can the Trojans close with a flourish? USC head coach Clay Helton and Co. did a fantastic job of closing last year, snagging the likes of Jack Jones, Connor Murphy, Vavae Malepeai and Jamel Cook on Signing Day to finish with a top 10 haul according to several media outlets. And with a ton of momentum on their side this time ...

WeAreSC Video: USC targets in action – U.S. Army AA Bowl Thursday practice

Clips of some of the USC commits and targets in action at the West team's Thursday practice session for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. Those included: S Bubba Bolden RB Stephen Carr OL Wyatt Davis DE Hunter Echols CB Darnay Holmes OL Austin Jackson S K.J. Jarrell CB Greg Johnson LB/RB Bruce Jordan-Swilling CB ...

Thursday practice notebook: U.S. Army All-American Bowl

By Johnny Curren USC-related news items coming out of the West team’s Thursday practice session for the U.S. Army All American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. Tufele shines South Jordan (Utah) Bingham defensive tackle Jay Tufele was arguably the top performer along the interior defensive line on Thursday. Showcasing a non-stop motor, he ...

WeAreSC Video: USC-Penn State Rose Bowl post-game recap

Analysis from WeAreSC's Garry Paskwietz and Darrell Rideaux following USC's dramatic 52-49 victory over Penn State in the 2017 Rose Bowl.