By Stephen Tsai
Barring any late changes — and USC is pressing Punahou quarterback Larry "Tui" Tuileta to join as a "preferred walk-on" — this is the Rainbow Warriors' tentative 2014 recruiting class:
• Jeremy Castro, linebacker, UCLA
• Tavita "Tui" Eli, offensive lineman, Kealakehe High
• Marquis Fairchild, defensive end/linebacker, Chaminade Madonna Prep (Florida)
• Cesar Fermin, cornerback, Moorpark College
• Kaau Gifford, defensive tackle, Kamehameha Schools
• Jerrell Jackson, cornerback, Haynesville High (Louisiana)
• Darian Josey, wide receiver/cornerback, Boynton Beach High (Florida)
• Daniel Lewis, safety/running back, New Iberia High (Louisiana)
• Malachi Mageo, linebacker, Junipero Serra High (California)
• Dany Mulanga, safety, Trinity High (Texas)
• Nick Nelson, cornerback, Suitland High (Maryland)
• Simon Poti, linebacker, Fullerton College (California)
• D.J. Riggins, running back, Oak Christian High (California)
• Jalen Rogers, cornerback, Mesa College (Arizona)
• Luke Shawley, defensive end, San Diego Mesa College
• Devan Stubblefield, wide receiver, Saint Louis School
• Jahlani Tavai, rush end, Mira Costa High
• Dakota Torres, tight end/linebacker/long-snapper, Punahou School
• Larry "Tui" Tuileta, quarterback, Punahou School
• Tui Unga, linebacker, Cucamonga High (California)
Grayshirts (will join in January 2015):
• Dayton Furuta, running back/receiver/defensive back, Mililani High
• Donald Lambert, wide receiver, Moanalua High
• Manly Williams, safety, Farrington High
Missions (will join in June 2016)
• Mack Richards, wide receiver, Alta High (Utah)
• Slotback Quinton Pedroza, who redshirted in 2013 after transferring from Utah, will count retroactively as a 2013 initial recruit.
• Defensive tackle Kory Rasmussen, who also redshirted after transferring from Colorado, is not on scholarship. When he receives a scholarship, he would count as a 2014 initial recruit.
• A defensive back who previously committed to UH did not project to meet the requirements to play in 2014.
• If Tuileta decides to join USC as a walk-on, the Warriors will bring in another quarterback. They have three who have shown strong interest — two from Division I schools, one from a junior college.