There’s no question Steve Sarkisian enjoyed a great Signing Day with commitments from Adoree Jackson, John Smith and Damien Mama. But how would Ed Orgeron have done? Mama always seemed destined for USC. Jackson said he liked USC since watching Reggie Bush play and even wore a No. 5 jersey on a visit. Smith said at his press conference USC was his school “from Day 1.”
If Orgeron stayed, I think USC gets all three star players. If Pete Carroll was at USC the Trojans get all three. About the only guy who would not have gotten them was Lane Kiffin.
“Lane Kiffin is a great coach but his moves right now are (not) very high to a lot of recruits like me. It’s not going well,” Smith said in September.