Ricky Town’s commitment is the first five-star commitment for Steve Sarkisian. But in reality it proves something I’ve said even under Lane Kiffin: USC recruits USC. Town’s dream school was USC even though he committed to Alabama.
Some believe he would have come to USC even if Kiffin stayed as farfetched as that might seem. But once someone is in charge who will not be a disruptive presence (Sarkisian) it becomes even easier. USC is always going to land top recruits because it is USC.
That is why when you hear fans worry about recruiting during coaching searches, it often gets overblown.