Here is why it is so ridiculous for anyone to obsess over who is USC’s recruiting director:
This morning, USC offered La Habra cornerback Clark Phillips.
La Habra is 28 miles from L.A.
Phillips has been offered by Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Georgia, Michigan and Texas A&M.
And USC just offered him today?!?!?
Someone needs to walk into the McKay Center and shake Clay Helton by the shirt collar for ignoring top prospects so close to USC.
But this just illustrates why it is such a joke for Helton, USC recruiting sites and over-the-hill pundits to claim USC’s hiring of a recruiting director is so important or USC is short-handed on support staff.
You don’t need a recruiting director or a support staff to know a four-star cornerback is at La Habra. You don’t need them to know Calabasas has two stud receivers. Top prospects the entire country knows are ignored by USC.
USC’s recruiting is completely inept because of the coaching staff. A new recruiting director won’t change that.