Norco, CA: Scott Starr Pulls the Trigger for the Trojans

Never let it be said that a bit of bad news dissuades Lane Kiffin, Ed Orgeron or the Trojans when it comes time to get down to business.

Despite the unwelcome news that the NCAA denied USC's appeal related to the Reggie Bush sanctions—thus keeping the Trojans 10 scholarships short for the next three years—Kiffin and company just keep rolling on.

The latest evidence of this is the verbal commitment of Norco, Calif. linebacker, Scott Starr, as reported by

In Starr, the Trojans get a 4-star linebacker (as rated by whose athleticism and determination have made him one of the most coveted 'backers on the west coast.

Possessing an excellent frame (6'3") and good size (225 lbs.), Starr has the physical tools to get the job done.

But what really excites Trojan coaches is his athletic ability.

Fast (4.55 sec. 40-yard dash) and explosive, Starr is relentless in his pursuit of the ball.

And for young Scott, this is a dream come true.

According to an article by Scout's Brandon Huffman, Starr was quoted as saying he had wanted to be a Trojan since the fifth grade.

Now he will get that chance.

For USC, this signing once again shows that despite the tribulations that the NCAA is heaping on their program, the Trojans will persevere.

Undaunted, USC just keeps plowing ahead and for those who are recruiting against the Trojans, it must be maddening.

Starr, who held offers from over a dozen programs is just the latest example of how the name brand of "USC" will keep the Trojans relevant despite unfair rulings and bad mouthing by other programs.

Congrats to Kiffin, Orgeron and company for the signing of Scott Starr and for keeping the fires of USC recruiting stoked.

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