So USC has a commitment from five-star Onyeka Okongwu and is expected to get the Mobley brothers now that their father (Eric Mobley) is an assistant coach.
Will that convince Andy Enfield to start improving the nonconference schedule?
Don’t bet on it. But it’s not hard. Utah just agreed to a two-year series with Kentucky. One game will be at Rupp Arena and the other in Las Vegas.
Wouldn’t Kentucky have preferred to play USC in such a series? And wouldn’t that series have been a great way to attract more recruits? Yes and yes.
But that does not matter to Enfield. Even when he paid a price like last season’s NCAA Tournament snub. He lost all the big Pac-12 games and had no fallback position with any marquee nonconference victories.
Right now, it looks like USC’s big games next season are against Oklahoma (without Trae Young) and Texas Christian (21-12 last season). That’s not exciting. But it is just how Enfield wants it.