USC Recruiting Class Analysis

The recent flurry of three-and-two star commitments is surprising especially when you look back at USC having the highest star ranking a year ago for its recruiting class. I’ve spoken to numerous people about this and here are some explanations given:

1.) Every prospect was in USC’s summer camp and has been evaluated this fall, which makes it less risky than going after out-of-state prospects.

2.) USC cannot afford to swallow scholarships like it did last year when Lane Kiffin kept five. It needs players.

3.) Whether a recruit is currently rated two-or-three stars, they might be better than players on current roster.

4.) A new coach will have a smaller recruiting window so the class needs to be built before he is hired.

5.) Some of these recruits have experienced good senior seasons and might be rated lower than they should be.

6.) USC needs as many bodies as possible.

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  • Rigged4fun

    The real question resides with AD Haden on selection of a new coach or to retain Orgeron. Until that happens recruits are in limbo as to what they want to do.

    • TrojanFan

      USC recruits itself. A face with a title will help somewhat

      • anno nimus

        recruits itself? bwahahahaha!! how’s that working out for you lately?

        • Joe Blow

          Ah, just as well as it’s working for a school that has NOT won a NC in FB since 1954. BTW, your last RB appearance? Hawr Hawr

          • TrojanFan

            I think Clinton was still the President….ouch!

          • Joe Blow

            It might have been Lincoln!!!

          • HeySucs

            How’s the SUC BB team been doing since 1954? Look it up Joey.

          • Joe Blow

            Here’s the difference d i c k s u c, i DON’T CARE about BB.

          • TrojanFan

            Why dude, you try way too hard!

        • TrojanFan

          You should be thankful, you ungrateful piece of shlt!

          • anno nimus

            Ooh cyber bully eh? You need help sweetheart, how about inserting a large Italian squash up your a4se, you might feel better about yourself, inside and outdude. Lol

          • TrojanFan

            Go back to bed. …..and don’t forget to changed the soiled diaper

      • Rigged4fun

        Maybe in the Pete Carroll era it might have, but just remember a couple of years ago with DeAnthony Thomas, or the other recruits they lost out in the last two years.

        • TrojanFan

          It works both ways!

      • HeySucs

        Yah right. SUC is bbing two star recruits to fill the SUC FB team draft exodus.

        • TrojanFan

          You keep running your mouth, but the ruins have not won a conference title in over 14 years.Plus they were blown out in the last two title games So, what exactly is making you feel all tingly. Prove something on the field, it might lead to some respect

  • ProbationU

    The star ratings are quite interesting and often inaccurate. At UCLA, we have a true freshman named Myles Jack who is having an outstanding year. Just ask the Arizona Wildcats. ESPN rated him as a 3-star prospect. Evaluation of talent is more important than just the star ratings. These kids are all developing physically at this stage in their lives.

    • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

      Wrong blog. Nobody at USC cares about Myles Jack. He had a good game vs AZ at RB, good job!

      • ProbationU

        Just using an example for you. He will probably be a Freshman All-American and PAC12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year as a 3 star. A simple point that star ratings aren’t everything. No need to be nasty over a simple non-partisan point.

        • TrojanFan

          Plead your case over on wang’s blog

          • Joe Blow

            The guy is a turd.

          • ProbationU

            You calling me a turd is a badge of honor. Even your own Trojans find you disagreeable and cranky, and don’t really want to claim you as one of their own.

          • HeySucs

            “Disagreeable and Cranky.”? Joey Latent is psychological pathogen scum.

          • TrojanFan

            What’s your excuse for the 24/7 BS?

          • HeySucs

            SUC fans such as yourself.

          • Joe Blow

            TF, see what I mean? The turd wants to “come out and play”. Maybe bucket can loan him his pig, ah, wife.

          • ProbationU

            It’s very simple…I responded to another childish insult from you. I should probably just refrain. You are classic…you love to dish it out…but can’t really handle it when someone responds in kind. Have a nice day!

          • Joe Blow

            Hey TF, get your rain coat on. Tears are flowing from the TURD.

        • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

          We get it, he’s a good defensive player who had a good game playing offense as well. It’s like all the fucla fans want to make sure everyone knows about it. It’s all you guys have been talking about. Nobody else cares

        • TrojanFamily

          They can’t tell the difference between intelligent conversation between rivals and trolls. Your point is well taken.

          • TrojanFan

            When it comes to this blog rivals and trolls are one of the same

            Nice try!

        • Cheap seats

          Yup. In other words, do your OWN scouting. It pays off. Didn’t Oregon made a living off getting almost no 4-5 star guys before they arrived on the scene?

          Many of the 5-star guys are just “ATH” anyway, so it’s pure potential.

      • TrojanFan

        X2!

      • HeySucs

        You should since he will be running over SUX defense Nov. 30.

        • TrojanFan

          Until Williams knocks his dic in the dirt!…ouch!

    • Saul Goodman

      100% agree, but I’m still not sure why you spend so much time on this blog (though you are one of the more reasonable trolls). Just trying to mix it up a little? Honestly asking

      • ProbationU

        Not much to talk about on Wang’s blog. Pretty boring. Enjoy having reasonable semi grown up conversations about college football in LA. I talk football with some of my Trojan friends as well pretty regularly. Talking only to those that agree with you all the time is boring. Some people here aren’t reasonable which is a little silly. Don’t go much for the stupid names and game playing…such as crotch kick and the like.

        • WEB_Dupree

          It is very quiet over there these days. I kind of preferred Wang’s predecessor, that guy who looked like Jonah Hill. He brought a very emotional approach to his job, but it was interesting to see him engage with his readers in such a personal way. Not Wolf’s style, to say the least.

          • ProbationU

            Wang went to Cal, so could care less about UCLA. Wolf can be a tool but at least you have a Trojan for your blog that tries to stir up the conversation a little bit. Could be a little more informative and he doesn’t seem to possess much knowledge about the game…but he does get people talking. There are few conversations with the Wangster…unless Joe Blow hops over to stir things up. The predecessor was Jon Gold…much more fun.

          • EncinitasBruin

            I would say, however, that Wang has raised his game this year. He’s doing his job. He’s a professional journalist, which is not a title I’d be hard pressed to confer on S. Wolf.

          • TrojanFan

            Sounds like wang is doing a quality job. So why come here and support a guy that trolls his own troll? Face it, this is a hack blog where respect is little to none, but a few to us look out for each other

          • EncinitasBruin

            Personally, I don’t come here to support Wolf. I come here to interact with fans who are as passionate about the nation’s most unique crosstown rivalry as I am. Also, the interactive opportunities have diminished if you consider that BruinsNation is run by Hitler Youth, and ESPN’s new FaceBook-based posting system is terrible and buggy.

        • Saul Goodman

          Fair enough

        • EncinitasBruin

          I’d second that. I have family on both sides of this rivarly–triple legacy SC on my wife’s side, triple legacy UCLA on my side. Also, quoting Josie Wales, Wolf’s posts often have a certain understated stupidity. This often produces some creative and entertaining responses from the more clever USC posters here.

        • Trojan Hoarse

          Wang’s blog is informative, but the general vibe is a bit like a needle point club…..it always interesting to me whenever Wang personally comments to posters on his own blog, whereas Wolfie likes to play the “I know NUTHINK!” card and claims that he never reads the comments on his own blog……

          • TrojanFan

            He has his mole, waste bucket!

  • Booyakasha

    Recruit kids from Florida…They turn out to be pretty good.

    • TrojanFan

      Yes, good point!

    • HeySucs

      That the thing about SUC: the private school. You can recruit rural illiterates easily, since SUC FB players don’t need to attend class or graduate.

      • Arturo

        Name a “rural illiterate” on the SC roster then go call him that to his face- keyboard courage. What a snob YOU are.

        • HeySucs

          Arty, you need to work on your English. My comment was directed to the above post by Booyskasha. Take another shot at it.

      • TrojanFan

        What a fucing idiot. Why are you so obsessed with USC. I know, you were denied admission. Seems you and bucket have something in common

        • HeySucs

          “What a fucing idiot.” A cheesy SUC education at work.

  • EncinitasBruin

    The 5-stars will come once a permanent coach is in place in December, leaving the Trojans plenty of time before the Feb early signing date. (Whether that’s Orgeron or not.)

  • HeySucs

    Nobody wants to be recruited by SUC. The sanctions don’t end until 2014. SUC will be signing one star’s to fill their skinny 2014 class.

    • TrojanFan

      With Kiffin gone order will be restored. We’ll let you drive the car, but just remember who owns it.

      Now go take out the trash before your mom revokes the internet privleges

  • Arturo

    The entire roster might be gutted pretty soon if everybody who is draft eligible declares. Lots players moved up 1or even 2 stars in their senior years alone. Recruiting services follow what coaches say more than the other way around.