May is turning out to be a busy recruiting month.
Mater Dei running back Sean Dollars (pictured) and cornerback Jeremiah Criddell committed to Oregon on Sunday.
This only caught my attention because Dollars drew quite a bit of interest from USC internet sites, which means the Trojans were interested.
But Dollars and Criddell are four-star recruits, so maybe I will hear from the recruiting analysts that USC didn’t want them. Maybe if they were three stars . . .
You can view recent recruiting developments two ways: USC coaches are doing a great job and getting on recruits faster than other schools, which accounts for the high number of three star or even unranked recruits.
Or you can be skeptical. I spoke to a former USC coach over the weekend who was shocked the Trojans was taking so many commitments from lightly recruited prospects.
“Shouldn’t USC be going against Alabama for recruits instead of Sacramento State?” the coach asked.
I even asked a national recruiting analyst, who I will keep confidential because they rely on USC for information: “It’s actually really weird how they are taking all these commitments,” he said.
It might work out. It might not matter. But it is making May interesting.
At this rate, I might start an over/under on how many of these guys will actually sign a letter of intent.