A great weekend for the USC program cemented just how amazing the Trojans’ 2003 recruiting class was. Sedrick Ellis, Sam Baker and Lawrence Jackson are the three latest members of USC’s 2003 class, which I think should go down as the best recruiting class in modern college football history (i.e. when teams couldn’t sign as many recruits as they want), to be drafted in the first round, joining Reggie Bush from two years ago. As of now, the Trojans have an astounding nine first-day draft picks from that class: Baker, Bush, Ellis, Jackson, Ryan Kalil, Steve Smith, Terrell Thomas, LenDale White and Eric Wright. (There also could be a 10th coming in 2009 when DT Fili Moala comes through.) Other USC ’03s that have been drafted are John David Booty, Will Poole, Chauncey Washington and Thomas Williams.
Final draft [ESPN Insider]