Chip Kelly

Pac-12 signings: USC inks No. 6 recruiting class for 2018

Clay Helton has proven to be an adept recruiter in his three full seasons in Southern California, annually bringing in loaded recruiting classes.

His 2018 class may be the best of the bunch.

Headlined by a quartet of five-star recruits, Helton and the Trojans signed 17 players on Wednesday in a class that was ranked sixth nationally by Helton's haul comes a day after he signed a contract extension through 2023.

USC may have filled its quarterback need after Sam Darnold declared for the NFL draft , signing five-star quarterback JT Daniels of nearby Irvine.

Daniels, who played at Mater Dei High School, was the Gatorade national...