USC is currently ranked 5th in the nation in Rivals and Scout’s recruiting rankings as we head into Wednesday’s signing date. Recruiting enters a dead period Monday through signing date, which means coaches can only speak to recruits if the recruits call them.
USC cornerback Shareece Wright made three tackles and broke up a pass in today’s Senior Bowl. Wide receiver Ronald Johnson caught one pass for 12 yards, returned a punt nine yards and returned two kickoffs for 21 yards. Center Kris O’Dowd started for the South team.
Or maybe the score should read USC 82, USC 73 as the Wildcats got 39 points from former USC recruits Derrick Williams, Lamont Jones and Solomon Hill.
Nikola Vucevic had 18 for the Trojans. A split wasn’t bad for the Arizona trip except for the fact USC’s split some of its homestands and needs some sweeps.
Former USC basketball player O.J. Mayo claimed an energy drink he bought at a gas station contained a substance that led to his 10-game suspension. Not even Tim Floyd came up with such creative answers when he defended Mayo.
Former USC safety Byron Moore will announce Monday if he will transfer to Tennessee or Miami after spending this year at Harbor College. Yes, the same Miami where Lane Kiffin’s god-brother, Brennan Carroll, is the recruiting coordinator.
Mater Dei guard Katin Reinhardt, a junior who committed to USC last month, scored 16 points last night in a victory over Orange Lutheran. USC is also recruiting Orange Lutheran guard Gabe York, who scored 14 points.
The commitment of offensive guard Cyrus Hobbi is a good pickup but USC still needs more offensive linemen. The Trojans have just two commitments from offensive linemen — Hobbi and Crenshaw’s Marcus Martin.
That’s why the decisions of offensive tackle Antonio Richardson of Nashville and offensive guard Aundrey Walker of Cleveland will be important.
Even today, a member of the football program wondered how former recruiting coordinator Brennan Carroll did not sign more linemen in Pete Carroll’s final two seasons.