When UCLA loses a recruit to USC, its fans (and pundits) love to say, “He didn’t have the grades to get into UCLA.”
Something similar took place in the past day with Puka Nacua. USC fans fawned over him while he was verbally committed.
Now that he signed with Washington, some USC fans say he did not want to compete. That he only cared about playing time next season.
Here is a quote he gave 247sports: “I verbally committed to USC early and I know I really liked it there, especially being in Los Angeles, but there was a lot of other stuff going on and I don’t know where the program is going.”
Those last few words are key: Where is the program going?
At the moment, Lynn Swann doesn’t care and Clay Helton doesn’t have a clue. Finally, recruits know this. Someone at USC needs to wake up like Rick Caruso, chair of the Board of Trustees.