OK, it is the home stretch of recruiting and with four scholarships left, there are four players that USC seems locked in on: DE Kylie Fitts, DT Eddie Vanderdoes, LB Matthew Thomas, LB Quinton Powell.
But UCLA is considered at least on equal terms with Fitts and Vanderdoes. So will they go to the same school or split up?
Here is this week’s ballot for the Associated Press college basketball poll:
The defensive end will end up at USC, as some recruiting web sites say he secretly recommitted to the Trojans last week during a visit with defensive line coach Ed Orgeron. But a Kentucky web site said following his weekend visit, “after hearing things through the grapevine I am confident that Hatcher will end up in Lexington before it is all said and done.”
With USC down a couple coaches after the firing of secondary coach Marvin Sanders and departure of linebackers coach Scottie Hazelton, could Lane Kiffin take a creative approach and hire an offensive coordinator to call plays?
New defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast could coach the secondary, which would allow Kiffin to hire an offensive coordinator with one of the open staff spots. It would be the most transformative things to happen in the offseason if it occurs.
Time to tackle some reader questions on Pete Carroll, the Sun Bowl locker room incident and Lane Kiffin’s press conferences.
Here’s a look at how Max Browne, who is currently attending classes at USC, became the top quarterback for recruiting analysts from the Seattle Times, which named him one of only two blue-chip prospects in the state of Washington.