There is also another reason why USC’s stock is falling with recruits.
“They aren’t putting a lot of guys in the league either,” a recruiting analyst who speaks to recruits often said. “There is a question about how much this coaching staff develops players.”
This is why Elias Ricks talked about LSU having more defensive backs drafted than USC in recent years, when he committed to the Tigers.
LSU has had 18 defensive backs drafted since 2005. USC has had 12.
Maybe a lot more telling is how many of those guys are playing and contributing. LSU has Patrick Peterson, Corey Webster, Tyrann Mathieu and Eric Reid as a top four. Can you name one USC player who is an NFL star corner or safety among the 12?
Adoree Jackson is best known but hasn’t been an NFL star. Shareece Wright has had a nice career. T.J. McDonald has played OK. Who else?