Tight end Tyler Petite, who originally committed to Duke, switched to USC today. Petite is the seventh-best tight end in the nation, according to Rivals.com.
Cornerback Adoree Jackson and offensive tackle Toa Lobendahn were named Scout.com first team freshmen All-Americans. Offensive lineman Viane Talamaivao was named to the second team.
Leonard Williams’ odds of being the top pick in the NFL Draft are 5-1 according to MyTopSportsBooks.com. The only player with better odds is Oregon QB Marcus Mariota at 1-1. Full list after the jump:
Maybe it is a sign of the problems with USC football the past five years that the only two members of the Walter Camp All-American team from Southern California play for Oregon. Defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu played at Chino Hills while center Hronus Grassu went to Crespi.
Neither Ekpre-Olomu nor Grassu were offered scholarships by USC. And this was before the almighty scholarship reductions. These were Pete Carroll-Lane Kiffin era blunders though it is interesting that Grasu was not offered by Washington either.
The Pac-12 is selling limited quantities of single-session seats to the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas for $12 tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (PST). Purchase tickets at pac-12.com/tickets. The promo code is PAC1212.
This might be the first time Larry Scott’s thought of the fans since taking over as commissioner.