Football Adds One More To 2009 Recruiting Class

Feb. 5, 2009

LOS ANGELES-Defensive back Jawanza Starling of Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Fla., has signed a letter of intent with USC, Trojan football head coach Pete Carroll announced today (Feb. 5).

Starling becomes the 18th member of the 2009 USC football recruiting class, which has been ranked among the nation's Top 5 by many media outlets.

The 6-1, 190-pound Starling made 50 tackles in 2008 and earned Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Dixie and Prep Star All-Southeast honors as a senior at Lincoln (home of current Trojan cornerback T.J. Bryant). Lincoln played in the 2008 Florida state 4A championship game.

As a junior in 2007, he had 98 tackles, 10 tackles for losses, 5 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions. He was a 3-year starter. He also played baseball at Lincoln. His cousin, Bryan Evans, is a senior cornerback at Georgia.

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