Does it make sense that Pat Haden, who is a center of controversy, will remain at USC when Lynn Swann takes over but J.K. McKay, who never caused any problems, is not retained.
David Sills, aka the Baby Quarterback, is transferring from West Virginia where he was playing wide receiver and will start classes at El Camino College in Torrance on Monday. Sills committed to USC as a seventh grader. He was so good West Virginia had him play wide receiver, where he had some success. And now he will be back in Southern California in revive his career as a QB. Can’t get rid of this guy! The move to El Camino was probably orchestrated by his QB guru, Steve Clarkson.
It means Sills, who former USC coach Steve Sarkisian did not really want to attend USC, will now play QB at the same junior college as Sarkisian.
Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, offensive tackle Zach Banner are first-team picks and Adoree Jackson second-team selection on the Athlon All-American team.
When you are the USC track coach and relied on Adoree Jackson to pretty much be your men’s team’s singlehandedly by running the sprints, relays and the long jump at every big meet, it is probably not a good idea to alienate his mentor/high school coach. Read here.
I mentioned a couple weeks ago that former USC administrator Daryl Gross was taking over for Mike Garrett at Cal State Los Angeles and now it’s official as Gross was named executive director for athletics.
“I look forward to building on Mike’s foundation and carrying the torch in a way that is truly extraordinary,” Gross said. “Our goals will include graduating our student athletes while providing them a championship experience that will help them become leaders who make an impact on society. They will carry on in the tradition of alumni such as the great Billie Jean King.”
Cal State L.A. remains USC East.
Najee Harris, who is rated the top tailback in the nation and No. 2 player overall by Rivals.com, is at the USC Rising Stars Camp this morning. Harris is committed to Alabama but USC is recruiting him hard. Also at the camp is offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood, who is also committed to Alabama.