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A bit late, but around a week ago USC got a commit from Houston Texas WSDE Torrodney Prevot, a top 100 player in quite a few services, and his offer list was stellar and he had a Texas offer.
Many keep saying they should have top recruiting classes with the California talent, that is 8 out of 18 kids OOS in this class, with 2 from Delaware, 2 from Texas, 1 from Washington, 1 from Illinois, 1 from Tennessee and 1 from Kentucky.
This USC DL is quite a haul, and adding Hatcher and Prevot as WSDE's to go with Bigelow and Vanderdoes as DT's and Fitts as a SSDE, elite DL haul. OSU, USC, Clemson and Auburn DL's for 2013 standing out, and if OSU closes with Tyquan Lewis and can fit in Munger, we get even better with quality and depth.
Elite DL's with depth usually dominate, USC and OSU quickly joined the arms races for elite DL's the last two classes to match the SEC elites, Texas and FSU for the best DL's in college football now, and down the road.
Got a feeling we are in for a lot of USC vs. OSU down the road in some bowl match up's, bring it on.
Got a feeling thru attrition and a few transfers, USC squeezes in 1/2 more kids into this class, many said 18 is the number.
This post was edited by ohiost83 20 months ago
I thought they could only get 15 players...
I doubt they have 18 if they could sign 15, they did not sign all they could for 2012 when they had some late transfers.
They will find ways to add more, and several of those stud WR's and some skilled offensive guys are listed as first round draft choices and probably bolt to the NFL.
They already have two of the best OT's in the country committed for 2014, give the Trojans credit, they are rolling recruiting and it is not all California kids, they are pulling out national elites from all over the country as well.
So their yearly reduction in ships is not 10? Can the sign 25 players a year as long as they have 75 on scholly? I thought they had reductions of 10 per year for 3 years.
USC is an elite program. They can get pretty much who they want. Matching up with them physically is 90% of the battle with that team.
I could recruit well for USC.........it's in LA for Gods sake
UCLA can't and their campus is beautiful and in a better part of town.
Gotta give Kiffen plenty of love here.
This is so interesting, thanks.
Yep. USC had about a 15 year or so dead period, where they were irrelevant and could not recruit worth a crap, post Robinson until Pete Carroll arrived. The same settings as today, and they were dead with some big name ex NFL guys they hired they thought would work out as head coaches.
Miami has the same advantage talent and location, how has that worked out for the Canes since Butch Davis left?
Got to give Kiffin and crew credit, almost 50% of this elite class is from Texas, the midwest and the east coast. When you can go into Texas and pull a few kids from Mack Brown, you are doing something right. Most of the national elites wanted the midwest and east coast kids they landed as well.
Reputation matters, look at Notre Dame. USC is a football school. UCLA can't recruit well for football because their reputation is for basketball.
See the post right above yours.
Our quarterback does front flips, suck it.
They have to be a 75 by fall camp, that is it. However they get there in between is all that matters.
Keep recruiting like the 2012 class, this 2013 class and the two elite OT's to start 2014, just signicant injuries mean a lot.
With this much talent, lots of true freshman and underclassmen would not play or redshirt in most programs as it is.
USC also does the JUCO route when needed a lot, which gives you a more mentally and physically mature kid.
If Matt Barkley is leading the fight on SC song post the Orange Bowl with that sword in his hand, and another national title is in the bag and recruiting is like this, off the charts, lets see how many people say Kiffen will not last.
I do not like Kiffen, but he has openly admitted he has learned from his past younger day mistakes and leans on his veteran and big time staff a lot.
His recruiting coordinator could be the best in college football, hands down.
Ok makrs sense. They just lost a total of ten per year. Holding at 15 per is not the requirement. Thanks for the clarification
The differences in how PSU and USC handle their respective scholarship reductions will be startling.
You have 2 former NFL guys that I expect will run their recruiting like NFL teams.
What I mean by that is they are both use to low numbers of players available. They are use to releasing (running off) lower playing players and replacing them with better players.
The difference will be the level of players.
Lane Violation will run off upper class men every year that are cutting it. He will replace them with 4/5 star recruits and JUCO transfers.
They will be thin with the 75 player limit, but they will survive at a high level. In their corner helping also is that they have survived their Bowl ban, and that will help in recruiting.
Billy O'B will try to go the same route. The problem is that for another year his higher skilled players are going to leave on their own. He will be left with middle class players. He will try to restock with JUCO's and recruits. However the recruits will only be 2/3 star level and the same goes with the JUCO's because the JUCO's will be mid level or below walk on's.
PSU will rapidly become Temple.
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