In this segment, a question about getting recruits to enroll early.
Q: Stu Azole
Mr. Wolf: Much has been made of the handful of rides SC has for EE’s this still. Yet SC isn’t likely to name a coach until the season is over, leaving almost no time for said new coach to come in and recruit EE’s. In your view, who does SC see as legitimate EE candidates and do you think these spots will be filled simply with bodies, or with actual talent?
A: It’s really going to depend on Ed Orgeron more than a new coach to get any early enrollments. I know the coaches are actively looking right now for prospects, including junior-college prospects. My original thought was some of these three-stars that committed recently would be early enrollments but it does not appear to be the case.
You can see now the effect of keeping Lane Kiffin this season. There’s been none of the recruiting buzz that existed a year ago when USC got guys like Max Browne, Su’a Cravens, Kenny Bigelow, Leon McQuay, etc., to enroll early.
No one is going to do that now when they don’t even know who their coach will be next season.