When Pete Carroll left USC, one reason he the the football program in a tough position for the future was he signed only three offensive linemen in the 2009 and 2010 recruiting classes.
Lane Kiffin frequently complained about it. He got hired less than a month before Signing Day in 2010, so it didn’t give him much time to get linemen.
I mention this because Clay Helton has signed only two offensive linemen in 2018 and two in 2019.
This is one reason USC was so desperate to sign Hunter Hill, who picked Utah State instead.
It is pretty incomprehensible Helton let offensive line recruiting suffer like this while pursuing every wide receiver in the country.
Does he ever pay attention to Alabama recruiting?
This is something that could affect USC for several seasons if it doesn’t get transfers to fill the gaps.