Perhaps the most important aspect of T.J. McDonald’s return is that Deon Bailey can now remain at linebacker.
Q: I am great said:
What is the status of Patrick Hall. He was one of the top recruits a couple years ago, but injuries have plagued him. Has the coaching staff given up on him or can he still potentially have a bright future as a cornerback or safety?
A: He suffered two season-ending injuries in back-to-back years. That can sometimes end a career. I hear he is going to come back. We’ll have to wait and see if he can last for a sizeable amount of time this year without getting hurt. He was at one time considered for running back but I don’t know if the injuries have slowed him down now. I’d say he’s kind of limbo now especially if Lane Kiffin needs some scholarships back.
Q: marvgoux said:
Do you think safety Gerald Bowman can qualify for admissions at SC and start this Fall? He’d be a great pick up.
A: He is supposed to be OK academically to enroll at USC next month. We shall see. USC”s track record’s been pretty good lately on getting recruits into school so I would bet he qualifies.
I think his addition creates a lot of competition at the spot opposite T.J. McDonald between Bowman, Drew McAllister and Jawanza Starling. More important, it means Deon Bailey will stay at linebacker next season which I think is vital for the linebacker corps.