USC departs for Columbus tonight at 6 p.m.
Q: Trojans Rule said:
I think we all would appreciate daily updates on Hall, Brown and Wright until they either get cleared or don’t.
Anyway, my question is: Just what, in your opinion, are the top 3 or 4 or more qualities that MB7 has that made him the top high school player as a junior? Thanx very very much.
A: He has a great arm, obviously. The thing that makes him different is his inner confidence, which seems unflappable. Now at Mater Dei he often forced passes and tried to do too much. But at USC, he’s been restrained, at least more recently. And he never doubts himself without it coming off as being cocky, so his teammates respond to that. He comes across as humble without it being contrived. As someone who knows both told me this week, he is not like Matt Leinart from a personality standpoint, something even Barkley goes to pains to make clear.
Q: Pop Goes The Weasel said:
Scott, was Robert Woods one of the 1-2 silent commits you said we had, and, as of right now, how many silent commits do we have? Thanks for continuing the forums as things get busier for you.
A: Yes, he was one of them. I still know of at least one more out there, but you never know when these guys will announce. Woods was not supposed to announce so early, even though he knew he was going to USC.