Why wait?

A reader asked why USC is slower to receive commitments this time of year than many schools.
The reasons are two-fold. Back in his first year of coaching at USC, Pete Carroll was intrigued why schools like Florida State often had only five commitments by January. Carroll thought it might be foolish but then he saw how quickly the Seminoles racked up commitments in January and February.
He learned the elite schools can wait and be more selective and still have one of the nation’s top recruiting classes. Waiting also allows USC to evaluate longer. Opinions on players often change when watching them play during their senior seasons.
And now that USC is one of the nation’s powehouses, it only makes sense to be stingy with scholarship offers this time of year, because right now there’s probably way too many kids out there willing to commit.

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