As expected, cornerback John Battle committed to LSU over USC. Knowing the value of verbal commitments, USC will also continue to recruit Battle until Signing Day.
The Pac-12 fares well when it comes to the NBA draft with seven players picked last night and as many first-round picks since 2008 as any conference except the ACC.
SELECTIONS BY CONFERENCE
FIRST ROUND SELECTIONS (2008-13)
Cornerback John Battle, who attended USC’s Rising Stars Camp, will announce his college choice today at 2 p.m. (PT). The Hallandale, Fla., native is believed to be down to LSU and USC with the Tigers a heavy favorite. How heavy? All 10 recruiting analysts with 247 sports predict Battle will choose LSU.
The Trojans finished just behind Texas and ahead of Oregon. Stanford was No. 1. Among Pac-12 schools, UCLA was No. 3, California No. 17 and Arizona State No. 18. Full standings here.
The most intriguing thing to me about the Rising Stars camp was that David Sills (aka the Baby Quarterback) was joined by Josh Rosen of St. John Bosco and Ricky Town of St. Bonaventure.
So who looked best?
According to sources I’ve spoken to, Rosen was the most impressive performer and had the strongest arm. He is bigger than Sills, who committed to USC as an eighth-grader. He does not have a scholarship offer from USC yet, but Michigan, UCLA and Tennessee have offered him already.
All three QBs are from the Class of 2015, so when does USC offer Rosen? Or would that be politically incorrect with the highly publicized Sills committed?