Offensive tackle Jordan Austin of Claremont committed to USC tonight. Now here is the tricky part. Did he wow USC at camp or were the Trojans always on his trail? He is only rated three stars by multiple recruiting services but maybe they just don’t know enough about him.
But if you look at who offered him a scholarship, it is an uninspiring list: Fresno State, Nevada, Harvard, Colorado, Arizona, San Diego State and Washington, of course, because Steve Sarkisian is the king of three-star recruits.
He can enroll early, which is always a reason to take a lesser-regarded recruit. Maybe he is a diamond in the rough. But Lane Kiffin cannot fall back on the “star ranking” of his class so far with three three-star commitments.