Do you still trust recruiting rankings?
USC linebacker Cameron Smith is inconsistent at times but the fact remains he has outperformed three other linebackers that were rated higher than him in the Trojans’ 2015 recruiting class.
Here are the national rankings from Rivals.com for USC’s 2015 linebackers:
Porter Gustin 25
John Houston 30
Osa Masina 37
Cameron Smith 126
Gustin was hurt most of last season; Houston looked lost for about half of last season and Masina was last seen being sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to sexual assault charges.
Smith entered USC in their shadow and started 35 games, more than the other three’s combined starts.
- Speaking of recruiting, USC received a commitment Sunday night from offensive lineman Jason Rodriguez of Oak Hills High School in Hesperia.
Back to baseball, USC was outscored 42-6 in its three-game series with UCLA.
In six Pac-12 games vs. UCLA and Stanford, USC was outscored, 74-8.
Can this all be blamed on baseball’s scholarship limitations?
I don’t pretend to think baseball is a big deal with most USC fans but these results are ridiculous.