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1) I am also confused how you say UCLA has a ways to go to catch USC when it seems the only thing we are lacking is offensive linemen. Do you have any sports background as an “ATHLETE” on any level or are you a journalist who took up sportswriting ??? I beleive we have the athletes to compete and i also beleive our coaches are now better and Kiffin has a long way to go on a coaches level !!!!! – ley
I played football for five years, as an offensive linemen. I’ve been a sportswriter for 12 years. I understand your passion, but have some perspective. UCLA was 4-8 two years ago. USC was 12-1 and Rose Bowl champions. I believe both teams are drastically different than two years ago, but there’s still a ton of talent at USC.
2) Jon, who do you think are our top priority recruits this year? – Anonymous
Brett Hundley, Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, Viliami Moala, Jason Gibson, Todd Barr, Cyrus Hobbi and Christian Heyward. And DeAnthony Thomas.
3) In your opinion what freshman will have the most impact this year? – Anonymous
Too hard to judge this early, but I anticipate big things from Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Dietrich Riley, Cassius Marsh, Anthony Barr and Malcolm Jones/Jordon James.
4) Have you seen Stover play at all? Any chance that he spends time as the starting center this year? – Michael Benson From what I’ve seen of Stover, I don’t think he’s ready to contribute meaningful minutes. He’s still very raw and very young.
5) do you think we still have a shot at J. Grimble (current suc commit)? – 909BruinNo, I think Jalen Grimble is solid at USC.