Here’s some quotes from the father of Narbonne recruit Byron Moore.
“He’s been going to their camps since he was in the seventh grade. There was something
in his heart that said he wanted to go there,” Byron Moore Sr. said. “At the end of the day, he felt in his heart he wanted to be at USC.
“It’s been tearing at him even before that. UCLA’s been very good to us. They are a good group of guys.”
“That’s because E. Scott’s gone. E. Scott’s crucial to UCLA’s inner-city recruiting.”
— Rick Kimbrel of BruinBlitz.com on Narbonne wide receiver Byron Moore decommitting from UCLA to USC.
E. Scott is former UCLA assistant coach Eric Scott.
Narbonne wide receiver Byron Moore got plenty of attention from USC’s coaches last week and he followed by decommitting from UCLA and says he will attend USC.
The significance of this to me is that Rick Neuheisel is not exactly tearing it up in recruiting so far, especially given his reputation at Colorado and Washington. And it appears UCLA misses former assistant coach Eric Scott because USC is now back in business in the Los Angeles City Section for recruits after getting steamrollered last year.
The position that probably drew the greatest scrutiny at the Rising Stars camp was fullback, because the Trojans really need more than Stanley Havili and are pretty thin at the position now and in the future, barring a position switch.