Answer Saturday! (Part 2)

Should Lane Kiffin have signed three more players or keep the scholarships for midyear recruits?

Q: Edward said:
DeVante Wilson is not included in the recruiting services with the EE’s or February signees. Where does he fit in as a recruit?

A: He was included in USC’s official list of early enrollees. He is still recovering from knee surgery so I do not expect much from him next season.

Q: marvgoux said:
Scott,do you think Lane Kiffin make a huge mistake by not formulating a backup plan to settle for some of the decent 3 star recruits that were available this year after he whiffed on five stars Peat, Murphy and Shittu? He said he would save the scholies for next year but what will we do if there are no quality offensive and defensive linemen available as EEs next year?

A: I suspect he will find some JC players to sign but recent history suggests they will not be impact players. It probably would be better if he had signed a couple more high school players. I say this because last year Kiffin took recruits like Charles Burks because he wanted underrated prospects that would end up going to other Pac-12 schools and hurting USC. So I think it would pay off to do the same thing after losing on the five stars.

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  • bushwhite

    Scott –

    What would you say the odds are on the CB from Florida getting approval from the NCAA to play this year?

    thanks!

    sorry his name escapes me right now

  • TrojanPete

    Josh Shaw

  • bushwhite

    Thanks!

  • collegegame

    Again Wolf and his grand insight on how to weather the sanctions.This time last year Wolf said it would be 5 years plus before we would be back in a national championship conversation. And yes this years EE’s are second tier players.Scott Starr probably has no future.
    Personally Im betting that our EE’s will be strong.And the staff will pull off a brilliant move.
    Oh ya weren’t there a couple big QB’s in 2011 EE’s ?

  • Bruin Rob is a Moron

    N0BS said:
    Speaking of killing yourself, have you heard the REAL story of why Super Mario Danelo killed himself?
    I read on the internet his secret life as a gay prostitute on Santa Monica Blvd was about to become public. So the dirty little coward took the chicken’s way out!
    But, I read the male prostitutes on Santa Monica honored him by doing the “Missing Fag” formation as they lined up on Santa Monica Blvd! HAHAHAHAHAHAH!
    GAME OVER!
    ~NOBS
    February 11, 2012 11:33 PM

    @N0BS (BruinRob), funny how only when people ignore your nonsense and NOBS (with the letter O) talks about your “wife”…suddenly..N0BS (with the number 0) shows up to bash Mario Danelo. It’s not funny, it’s not even sad. It’s beyond pathetic. I never hope for anyone to die but if you really did lose a wife to death, I’m glad your sorry ass gets to live with it every day. You’re a worthless piece of shit taking this sports blog way too seriously and you need some social interaction in your life. Walk away and try asking yourself what your purpose is. If its to make UCLA fans look disgusting, you’ve done a fantastic job.

    I’m sure the UCLA student-athletes you cheer on would be proud.

  • Captain Kirock

    William Dean Singleton must be proud of what he has created here.

    What a cesspool. Courtesy of Scott Wolf.

  • USC – 714

    Whoever this “N0BS” guy is…listen up and listen good, I guarantee you, that you will get what’s coming to you…which is most likely rotting in hell. Yes this is me hexing you. Nobody gets away with bashing and ridiculing someone’s unfortunate death, which is what you are doing. You are pretty much doomed my friend, In all seriousness, no joke. You’re pretty much doomed.

  • steve49

    What is with all this bs. Can’t we argue about football and basketball? This reads like a teen hate site.

  • marvgoux

    Is the Josh Shaw you are talking about the one who has an older brother named Rick?

  • carlosb

    marv…No Rick’s his Chinese half-brother.

  • N0BS

    USC-714…you listen up good, punk. As I have stated before, whenever NOBS makes his low life comments about molesting kids, or making fun of deceased wife or anything similar, I will appear to make you all pay. I am not some geek who comes on here and posts under different names. I am here only to keep order. And frankly, I have not gotten mean yet. I have more TRUE material in reserve in case I need it. The information concerns medical records, that’s all I’ll say about that for now.

    So quit acting like big mouth pussies. I hope NOBS keeps it up, because I WANT to stick it to you all. He shut up for a while and I kept it nice. But if I have to bring out the bigs guns, I will.

  • Bruin Rob is a Moron

    @N0BS (BruinRob), just shut up already. Nobody cares what you have to say. If you think it’s THAT good, just fucking say it, pussy.

  • USC – 714

    N0BS, go fuck yourself

  • NOBS

    Zero (SlobDusky), F U. If you aren’t the Slob, you’re one of the Little Slobs. You ain’t got $h!t. You’re a low life muther f’er that thinks your $h!t doesn’t stink. 714 is right, you will rot in hell, but the positive side is you be able to do Mrs. SlobDusky.

  • NOBS

    Zero (SlobDusky), F U. If you aren’t the Slob, you’re one of the Little Slobs. You ain’t got $h!t. You’re a low life muther f’er that thinks your $h!t doesn’t stink. 714 is right, you will rot in hell, but the positive side is you be able to do Mrs. SlobDusky.

  • N0BS

    Awwwww, 714 and NOBS got their feelings hurt :(

    HAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAH!

    Pussies, go brokeback each other you crying fags! WAH-WAH! Whats wrong, you guys miss your little Butt-Buddy Super Mario? Awwwwwww.

    I think I’m gonna take a dump off of San Pedro park and shoot for the Super Mario’s outline on the rocks!

    That good for 10,000 points!

    AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

  • Bruin Rob is a Moron

    N0BS, seriously, get a life!
    Why do you whine about NOBS saying he pisses on your dead wife’s ashes, then say you’ll defecate on a dead man’s death place?
    Don’t you have some random women’s sport to root Fucla on in? I mean, you brag about all their National Titles but never talk about the games… weird…

    Low-life on though…

  • Ben Factor

    The devil’s in the details, isn’t it? General conclusions don’t merit a lot of respect.

    On the one hand, it’s reasonable to assert that there will be fewer candidates for early enrollment in February 2013 than for fall enrollment in Summer 2013, and that may reduce the quality of available candidates.

    On the other hand, some fall enrollees, among them Scott Starr, would be taken for Fall enrollment anyway, so that initial reasonable assertion is rebuttable. I believe that Arik Armstrong was also planning to enroll early at USC, back in the day. Moreover, QBs are the most likely position so seek early enrollment, because they have a lot more to learn (Kessler, Wittek); USC will be seeking one or two QBs next year. More important were USC’s particular circumstances this past NSD. Kiffin didn’t leave three spots open by design, but rather because he didn’t have high-quality recruits to fill them. In fact, I think he may have reached a little at the end for Shelton. So Kiffin’s unappealing prospects on NSD rendered moot the possibility of sub-optimal choices next February.

    As to JC players, general rules about quality are soft rules as well. Isiah Wiley finished the year starting at CB, and is the favorite to start next year. Gerald Bowman is considered highly likely to start at USC. And, many of you may have forgotten USC’s all-time JC pick-up, O.J. Simpson. The smartest coaches pick their spots for JC transfers. In addition, not every JC player who wants to enroll early is able to do so–think Bowman again.

    Kiffin stretched for number of recruits in 2011, because that was his best strategy before the sanctions took effect. As you would expect, after the first 15 to 18 recruits in 2011, the quality deteriorated. Look at Alabama’s 2012 class, or at any large class, and you will find the same thing. Kiffin will not be forced to stretch as much during the scholarship reduction years.

    Basically, Coach is ducking and diving in the face of a significant obstacle. He deserves a pretty high grade in recruiting and planning. Scott Wolf is a perfectionist, and nothing in the real world reaches perfection. Not even last year’s UCLA game…

  • N0BS

    Moron: “defecate on a dead man’s death place”

    That’s hard to say three times fastly.

    You are aware there is actually an outline down there, right? I like to wait for the Anuversary of Super Mario’s cliff dive, and then shoot for the bonus points.

  • collegegame

    @ Ben Factor,
    I agree with most all you wrote,I wrote similar ,but not detail you did. I strongly dis-agree about your “Scott Wolf is a perfectionist” I see his words and actions as an antagonist, To Wolf he finds bliss in crap that the UCLA guys drop here,causing most to get sucked in.

  • AndyUSC2012

    Why do i have to read this fucking garbage every time i come over to the comments section? Clean it up Wolf. NOBS i hope you live forever. low life.

  • W.E.B. Dupree

    “I am here only to keep order. And frankly, I have not gotten mean yet.”

    What a load of b.s. Whoever you are, you are not “keeping order” with your disgraceful, dishonorable mockery of a dead kid. You are only sinking to new lows. No matter how absurdly tasteless the posts of the real Nobs may be (and they are frequently despicable), that does not confer the slightest shred of honor on what you are doing. And your advice to “go brokeback each other you crying fags!” is quite revealing. What kind of “avenger” traffics in homophobic slurs? What’s next, the N-word? Way to stick up for the underdog.