Tristan Payton Commits To USC

USC received a commitment today from wide receiver Tristan Payton of Jacksonville, Fla. I’m starting to wonder how many of these guys are actually going to sign with USC. Payton is a three-star recruit and ranked 54th in the state of Florida.

The list of schools that offered him is spotty though Florida and Ohio State did too. But it makes you wonder when you see guys like Juju Smith and Adoree Jackson at practice why USC is settling for three stars.

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  • UCLA Bleauz

    Fight on, Tristan!

    • ThaiMex

      fit un, Cope-Fitzpatrick!

  • Jay

    I’m amazed how long you’ve lasted, Scott. It isn’t the Paper, or the school, that should can you. It’s the Parents. How many 16 and 17 year old kids have you taken shots at over the years. I know you ran from me, after you trashed my former player on this blog. When I came to talk to you at the Coliseum, you high-tailed it out of there. If you’re going to write it, Man Up and own it. USC, Florida, Florida State, and Ohio State loved the kid, but, the Great Scott Wolf does not because he is a 3*? In your strange little world, how much satisfaction do you get knowing you are the most hated Person affiliated with USC? Fans would trade you for Lane Kiffin in a heartbeat. Scott Wolf, the 0* of LA media.

    • UCLA Bleauz

      Scottie is the Lane Kiffin of USC beat writers……

      • timtrojan

        At least Lane has a hot wife and lots of money. Scotty has…….

        • Mike 70

          A partner…

    • http://www.firejim.com Jim Mora and the B-Street Band

      Ok, now this is excellent dialogue! How did your former player fair after Scotty’s romping? I hope similiar success as Pete Carroll had after he was also trashed on this blog – “never will succeed in NFL” is what Scotty said – so your former player is probably in College Football Hall of Fame now… Bottom line is that Scotty doesn’t know much outside of fashion and interior decorating.

    • Sally Cushing

      Well said. I’m in favor of a change.

      • UCLA owns LA Football

        Great Sally , so that means you will start your own SUCC Blog – entitled the “Snot on SUCC” by Sally and her stud nephew Ellmer. Way to hump Sally.

        • TrojanFan3.0

          Go play on the freeway!

        • Ray Reyes

          And you will troll that blog too. Get a life idiot TROLL.

          • UCLA owns LA Football

            gosh Rea, no one missed you!

    • UCLA owns LA Football

      Gee Jay, you’re so important that if you don’t like an author’s thread, it’s your opinion said guilty author should be censored and quit making making a living. Sieg Heil Jay.

      • TrojanFan3.0

        Always deflecting the truth, pathetic

      • Jethro G Sabbath

        Someone must have really touched a nerve to make you go to the Hitler card.

    • FreeShabazz

      Hahahahaha! Another perfect illustration of how pride and reality do not mix. Off with his head for pointing out the painfully obvious! Wolf should actually and objectively get a long overdue raise.

      • Jethro G Sabbath

        Chuck, is that you?

        • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

          sorry, back the drawing board Jezro…..you’re no betomas, that’s for sure.

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            Well, duh! That’s because you are.

        • FreeShabazz

          Chuck you, Jethro.

    • TrojanFamily

      I would love to know who the kid that Scott trashed. But I understand that you don’t want to say who it was.
      I do think Scott is par for the course for most sportswriters. The old school of journalism was one where the beat writers hung out with the players and the team and covered up for them. Then there was a switch and the journalists were much more critical..perhaps too much so.
      Now its more of the TMZ, snark and sarcasm and no real consistency in the critique, just try to make headlines and insert yourself in the story, style of journalism. Rather than report the story, journalists including Scott try to manufacture and be the story. It is why they hang around twitter trying to “get” an athlete in saying something stupid.
      So in short, if I thought Scott was particularly unethical or incompetent as a journalist, I’d agree. I just think he’s right where he belongs–in a very small paper with dwindling readership who is trying to boost blog hits to make up for very little copy being sold (just like almost all papers). He’s a symptom, not a cause.

      • FreeShabazz

        this is the longest and dumbest comment ever posted on this blog.

      • timtrojan

        Scotty and journalist should not be used in the same sentence.

    • betomas

      Where’s the proof, Jay? We’d love to see a link with some proof.

  • Beto Torrealba

    Lane Kiffin is soooo much better of a football coach than Scott Wolf is as a journalist.

    • UCLA Bleauz

      Wolf must go!… Wolf must go!… Wolf must go!

  • Tom Oday

    What do they do if they can get Kirk and/or St. Brown? Saw a couple of reports that said A&M and SC are top favorites of Kirk’s six.

    • Ben Factor

      I had the same thought. Don’t forget son of Snoop.

      I watched a highlight video on Payton. Either he plays in a really weak league, OR his highlight plays all occurred against the weakest teams in the league, OR he is very fast and talented. There was not one play in which this young man had anyone within three yards of him when he caught the ball, and the distance only grew after the catch. I guess that we’ll see, eventually.

      So, right now, it looks like 2 QBs, another pfd. walk-on QB, and 6 WRs. But no TE…so far. :)

      Hey, do I really know anything? Probably not.

  • Evil Robot

    I’m confused. Aren’t you the guy who wrote countless articles about how Pete Carroll didn’t know what he was doing because he didn’t sign 3-star Toby Gerhart as a fifth tailback in 2006? I believe you kept beating this dead horse until 2013. Way to keep consistent in your arguments.

    Personally, I look at guys like Chad Wheeler, Buck Allen & JR Tavai and think that the star system might not be the most accurate gauge of talent.

  • Helen

    ESPN’s headline runs “Tristan Peyton to provide explosive threat” – so why so negative Scottie?