Defensive end Sav’ell Smalls of Seattle just named his top 12 schools: Alabama, Florida, Miami, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Clemson, Florida State and Washington State.
Where is USC? Didn’t make the cut.
Why does it matter? Smalls is the No. 6-ranked player in the nation by Rivals and No. 1 defensive end.
The No. 1-ranked player in 2020 is quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei of St. John Bosco, who does not have USC in his final seven.
The No. 4-ranked player in 2020 is cornerback Elias Ricks of Mater Dei and he is committed to LSU.
Only the No. 3-ranked player, linebacker Justin Flowe of Upland, seems interested in USC.
Maybe all this will change when USC hires a new coach.