In this segment why some top recruits chose other schools over the years instead of USC.
Q: tqt888 said:
What do you think is the main reason why USC has failed to land some of the bigger recruits in recent years (DeAnthony Thomas, Ellis McCarthy, Teo, Burfict, etc)?
A: Every case is different. Burfict was worried his grades prevented him from getting accepted at USC. Te’o’s best friend, Robby Toma, got offered a scholarship to Notre Dame with Te’o. I hear McCarthy’s father, who is a UCLA fan, pretty much wanted him to go there. Thomas remains a mystery no matter what he says now. Something happened late to flip him and I suspect we won’t know until after his college career is over.