A question in this segment on the rankings of USC’s commitments.
Q: Champion said:
You mentioned to remind you to rate the early enrollees. Also, does the lack of stars for our recruits concern you because since the sanctions USC has not signed a four or five star recruit( besides George Farmer who was a USC silent commit) and most of our early enrollees and recent commits are zero or two stars? Thank you.
A: I will rate the early enrollees in a seperate post. I know that Lane Kiffin likes the idea of signing some overachievers, or guys who are not as highly ranked by the recruiting services, because they will play hard and then cannot hurt USC by playing at Oregon or Stanford. But I admit that the current list of spring commitments seems to be a little less star-fixated than Pete Carroll. Maybe that’s a good thing. Or maybe their are not a lot of big-time prospects left in California. I exclude the early enrollees because some of them were just cannon fodder. But I think January is huge because Kiffin needs to finish strong with his limited scholarships.