Manti Te’o told an observer on campus today that USC placed the No. 5, No. 55 and No. 58 jerseys in his locker during today’s portion of the recruiting visit where players see their future lockers.
By comparison, Vontaze Burfict said he was given No. 7.
Defensive end Jarvis Jones of Columbus, Ga., is visiting LSU this weekend but we hear he remains interested in USC and continues to contact the Trojans even though his official visit was back in October and he could be in the mix through Wednesday.
There’s been a split during the recruitment of Randall Carroll with most schools allowing him to play wide receiver while USC envisions him as a cornerback. A college coach who unsuccessfully recruited Carroll at another school as a wide receiver said today he actually thinks Carroll would have a better career at cornerback.
Tight end Blake Ayles said he still does not have full range of motion in his knee following his December surgery. Ayles said he expects to be fully recovered by the time spring practice begins in late March.
In case you missed the chat, we mentioned that Manti Te’o was met by Rey Maualuga, Stanley Havili, Abe Markowitz and Martin Coleman yesterday. All our Polyneisian, of course, while Te’o and Markowitz went to high school together.
Maualuga and Havili are acting as his official hosts.