Alex Stadthaus, a kicker from Austin, Texas, is joining the program as a preferred walk-on. Maybe USC needs some insurance as Michael Brown returns from knee surgery.
If you were unsure who new USC quarterbacks coach Bryan Ellis is, you are not alone. Two USC football players wondered who Ellis was, which is a little unusual considering he was an offensive administrative assistant this past season and served as quarterbacks coach during bowl practices and the Cotton Bowl.
With 10 players signed last month and four more commitments, who else will USC sign? Here’s what I would say right now: linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu from Mater Dei; wide receiver Devon Williams of Antelope Valley; cornerbacks Olaijah Griffin (Mission Viejo), Isaac Taylor-Stuart (Helix) and Julius Irvin (Servite) along with offensive tackle Penei Sewell of St. George, Utah.
Wide receiver Chris Olave of San Marcos committed to Ohio State tonight. USC offered him late in the recruiting process as insurance in case wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown went elsewhere. St. Brown, of course, committed to USC.
Remember Tate Martell, the Pocket Quarterback, who committed to three schools and signed with Ohio State? Well, according to the New York Times, Martell is among a list of athletes who purchased twitter followers. It might seem surprising a college freshman would already have purchased twitter followers but given the way Martell seemed to market himself, it figures.
Would you rather be USC defensive line coach or San Francisco 49ers assistant defensive line coach? Kenechi Udeze interviewed with the 49ers earlier this week. It might seem like a no-brainer to stay at USC but Udeze has not always seen eye-to-eye with defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.
Former USC quarterback Pat O’Hara has been hired as quarterbacks coach for the Tennessee Titans.
I mentioned two weeks ago that offensive lineman Roy Hemsley might be transferring to San Diego State. Linebacker Olajuwon Tucker is also expected to transfer and safety Jamel Cook, who always seemed to be at cornerback instead of his natural position, could also be departing.