Good thing Southern California is so important to USC’s recruiting because the Trojans just offered a scholarship to linebacker Richard McBryde of Troy, Ala. He is ranked in the top 250 by Rivals.com.
Adidas has now created a basketball uniform just for conference tournaments labeled “Made in March” uniforms. Naturally, they can be purchased. At least they aren’t as bad as these warmups.
USC quarterback Max Wittek, who visited Hawaiii last weekend, is no longer considering Texas Christian, according to sources. Texas Christian wanted an immediate decision from Wittek, who wants to wait until May to choose a college.
Texas remains the leader for Wittek and Hawaii remains under consideration. The fact Texas is a better football program appeals to Wittek, who believes he can start there. I have stated I believe Wittek should go to Hawaii, where he would probably have a better chance of starting.
Ronald Jones of McKinney, Texas, is ranked the No. 2 tailback in the nation by Rivals.com and was offered a scholarship today by USC. He already has more than 25 offers.
Jones rushed for 2,406 yards in 244 carries, a 9.86 yard-per-carry average. He also scored 39 touchdowns.
USC basketball coach Andy Enfield recently sold his house in Fort Myers, Fla., at a loss of $127,500, according to TMZ.com. The house sold last month for $597,000. Don’t feel bad for Enfield. He is building a new house in Manhattan Beach that probably won’t rival Lane Kiffin’s gaudy mansion but will be worth more than $725,000.
Here’s a comparison for today: Which athletic director would you hire if you were the president at USC or UCLA? Dan Guerrero’s gone through several football coaches before finding Jim Mora. Pat Haden’s cross to bear is Lane Kiffin.
Then there is basketball and the other sports . . . like baseball. So who would you pick?
USC’s No. 1 women’s tennis player, Sabrina Santamaria, tore her ACL and will be lost for the season. She won the NCAA doubles title last season with partner Kaitlyn Christian and was the Trojans’ No. 1 singles’ player this season.
USC coach Steve Sarkisian said he does not see depth as a major issue despite constant concerns following NCAA sanctions: “Ultimately, as we move to the fall and get all of our injured players back, we’ll see a team that has better depth than people believe.”
Here’s the jersey numbers for the new USC players: Jordan Austin 56, Jalen Greene 10, Toa Lobendahn 55, Claude Pelon 90, Don Hill 59 and Delvon Simmons 52.
And at least two players switched their numbers: Steven Mitchell 7 and Quinton Powell 18.