Moorpark High tailback Darrell Scott has expressed an interest in attending USC. Scott is just a junior but warranted a look for USC coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian in the spring.
What’s interesting is whether Scott will be scared off by the commitment of Servite tailback D.J. Shoemate, who is also a junior. The Florida schools will also be after Scott, since he is originally from the Sunshine State.
One of the questions facing Pete Carroll in training camp is where to play freshman recruit Derek Simmons. Even though Simmons weighs 285 pounds, he can play defensive end and defensive tackle.
Simmons will certainly get a look at tackle, because that is one of the positions that concerns Carroll most entering the season. Whether Simmons would do more than merely add depth, and can make an impact, remains to be seen.
USC’s home game against Nebraska will be the fifth straight home sellout, and the ticket office claims the Washington, California and Notre Dame games are also sellouts. For some perspective, USC recorded no sellouts from 1998 to 2001, in one of Pete Carroll’s first home games, the Trojans only drew 43,508 against Arizona State.
Although wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett remains ineligible, he is eligible to practice with the Trojans when camp opens next week. Jarrett continues to wait for the NCAA to rule on his reinstatement following his living arrangement with Matt Leinart in an affluent Los Angeles apartment last year.
USC safeties Brandon and Ryan Ting decided to quit playing football, “so that they can focus on the demands of their medical school ambitions now that they graduated this past spring,” according to a school spokesperson. Continue reading “Tings Quit” »