How Will USC Finish?

Here’s the thoughts of Greg Biggins, a recruiting analyst for Scout.com on how USC’s Signing Day will finish.

“USC’s class is in a pretty unique spot right now as we normally see them hovering around the top 10 and they finished with our No. 1 overall class nationally a year ago. This year, they have just 13 commitments and need to close strong to crack the top 15-20. That’s very possible as they’re in hunt for 6-7 pretty big time kids so definitely worth watching.”

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Timing Is Everything

Every year the recruit who waits until Signing Day always gets the most attention. For example, Concord De La Salle’s Devin Asiasi and Boss Tagaloa are getting mentioned a lot by USC and UCLA fans because they are waiting until tomorrow.

If they had committed back in August, who would be mentioning them today? Imagine the uproar if Tyler Vaughns or Michael Pittman waited until Signing Day? But if you wait, your commitment always gets magnified.

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Recruiting Rankings Comparison

USC is ranked No. 33 by Rivals. Obviously, the Trojans will add some players tomorrow. USC was ranked No. 13 in 2013 when the Trojans signed only 12 players. That class was affected by Lane Kiffin’s shaky status. And you could make a case coaching issues affected this class too.

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USC Morning Buzz: Recruits Wanted

Norm Chow used to get a kick out of the way Pete Carroll stressed out the nights before Signing Day about whether he would have enough scholarships for every recruit he wanted to sign.

Does Clay Helton have the reverse problem? USC has seven scholarships available and at this point it is questionable whether there are enough recruits to fill those scholarships. Remember all the complaints about NCAA sanctions keeping USC from signing a full class? Now USC is off sanctions and might not sign a full class. Yes, cornerback Jack Jones will likely commit just like all Long Beach Poly players USC covets. But what happens if Concord De La Salle duo Boss Tagaloa and Devin Asiasi go to UCLA or elsewhere?

Even if defensive end Connor Murphy of Phoenix signs with USC, will there be many others? Will Jonathan Kongbo spurn Tennessee for USC?

At least USC used a 2017 scholarship this week when it got a commitment from kicker Michael Brown of Linfield Christian, who apparently is a blue shirt, which means he can enroll in the fall but his scholarship counts against the 2017 allotment.

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Rashan Gary Eliminates USC

Defensive tackle Rashan Gary, who ranked the No. 1 player in the nation, has narrowed his choices to Clemson and Michigan, according to Scout.com. Gary visited USC last month. This is not surprising but at the same time when is USC going to surprise in recruiting in this class?

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