Were you stunned that Oaks Christian defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux said USC was not “recruiting me that hard,” last night?
It certainly has precedent. Remember cornerback Thomas Graham committed to USC then said he did not hear from the coaches for several months. Graham then switched his commitment to Oregon.
Last summer, USC dragged its feet recruiting cornerback Olaijah Griffin so he committed to UCLA. After Jim Mora got fired, Griffin switched to USC.
Some people get mad when I say USC recruits USC. But it’s pretty clear Thibodeaux put USC in his final five because it is USC. Not because of Clay Helton or any other coach.
But the fact it is USC will allow the coaches to decide over the next few months how much they really want Thibodeaux.