I have a feature on USC recruit Romeo Miller in today’s paper.
Romeo’s high school teammate at Beverly Hills, Sejin Park, had some surprising criticisms. Surprising in that he was so open with them when he has to play with Romeo next season. Park seemed especially frustrated that Romeo was out working on movies right now while other key members of the team were practicing together trying to get better for next season. I think Park was being honest, probably too honest. But I don’t think it’s really anything to worry about for Romeo when he gets to USC. He said he wants to concentrate on basketball and school when he gets to college, putting entertainment on hold for four years. He seems serious about that. And handling the O.J. Mayo circus should be plenty of preparation for Floyd before Romeo comes in. Floyd won’t put up with selfish play, so Romeo will be on the bench if he’s like that at USC. It’s not like they are counting on much from him anyway. But he could end up being a pleasant surprise. Romeo thinks Floyd will make him a better player. He already wanted to go to USC because of the location and film school before the team was good. When Floyd came into the program, USC became the only school he could envision himself at. He seems to already bleed Cardinal and Gold.