USC currently has only three scholarships left for the 2016 recruiting class. Five blueshirts are already on the team. Four players just signed scholarship agreements. And there are 13 committed players. That leaves three scholarships.
Does anyone seriously believe USC will merely add three more players? Someone will probably get dropped. Someone might decommitment. If USC only adds one more wide receiver, Theo Howard of Westlake, that means six of the 20 players who are not blue shirts will be wide receivers.
And if you include blueshirts, seven of the 25 are wide receivers. If USC adds Howard and say, Freddie Swain, eight of the 25 are wide receivers. What is this a 7-on-7 sport?
Jonah Mathews, a 6-3 guard from Santa Monica, committed to USC. He is ranked No. 96 nationally by Rivals.com. Mathews is the younger brother of Cal guard Jordan Mathews, and was also offered by Utah and Cal.
Here’s what Fox Sports analyst Joel Klatt said today about USC on the Colin Cowherd show:
“It’s a very talented team that’s not going to reach expectations. They aren’t going to win the South Division, they aren’t going to win the Pac-12, and that was the expectation. They’re just not tough enough.”
Steve Sarkisian on Adoree Jackson today: “There’s about one guy I can compare him to, and I’m not allowed to say his name around here.”
Earlier in the year, however, Sarkisian made a Reggie Bush reference when talking about freshman tailback Dominic Davis. And then there was the famous Lane Kiffin comparison of Dillon Baxter to Reggie Bush. Perhaps it would be better, though, if Bush’s name were not mentioned.