Hatcher Update

Defensive end Jason Hatcher of Louisville, Ky., will announce his college choice today at 1 4 p.m. (PT). Hatcher is considering USC, Auburn, Louisville, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Morning Buzz

Penn State tailback Silas Redd’s transcripts arrived at USC, the next step toward what looks like his inevitable enrollment. Redd should be at USC on Saturday and then officially announce his decision.
Some questions: How will his late enrollment affect chemistry with the other backs? How will recruits like Ty Isaac feel? If Redd does not turn pro after next season, will USC still take two tailbacks in its recruiting class?

Arms Race

There’s been some summer reports, including from some national media, that USC quarterback Matt Barkley’s arm strength improved. I’m always skeptical of reports like this (or massive improvement lifting weights) during the offseason, so I asked Barkley if his arm is stronger.
“No,” Barkley said. “I feel like I’m throwing hard when it is appropriate and easy when it was appropriate. I don’t think it’s changed.”

Morning Buzz

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Penn State tailback Silas Redd will meet with Lane Kiffin today to discuss transferring to USC. Redd wanted to meet Kiffin in person before deciding whether to transfer, according to sources.

Question Of The Day

If you want USC to land Penn State tailback Silas Redd, were you upset when Tennessee and other schools recruited USC players after the Trojans were hit with NCAA sanctions?

Son Of Baby Quarterback

Washington received a commitment from 8th-grader Tate Martell of San Diego, according to a PR firm representing quarterback coach Steve Clarkson.
Clarkson also coached David Sills, aka the Baby Quarterback, who committed to USC when he was an eighth grader.
“He is the youngest student to commit to a Division 1 school since Clarkson’s discovery David Sills committed to USC in 2010,” the press release said.
Apparently, Sills was a nobody until he was “discovered.”