Last summer, a USC source told me they had a conversation with a Mater Dei coach, who said Bryce Young was better than JT Daniels.
At the time it sounded crazy.
Daniels was a demi-god and Young was a 7-on-7 star (like Daniels) who had not yet thrown a pass for Mater Dei.
But it’s more plausible today, mainly because Daniels looked like nothing special last season. So that gives Young a chance. Last weekend, Young led his team to the title at an Adidas national tournament.
I don’t really care about 7-on-7. I think that was one of the reasons Daniels was so inflated, because he never faced much of a live rush in high school.
Young’s stock seems to be at an all-time high right now, which is good for USC.
But go down to the tweet at the bottom of this entry and look at the picture. The other QB (Harrison Bailey) is 6-foot-4. That matters for something, doesn’t it?
- Joshua Eaton, a three-star cornerback from Aldine, Texas, is transferring to Mater Dei. USC has already offered Eaton so the recruiting services will have even more reason to suck up to him now.
- Former USC defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow did 32 reps on the benchpress at West Virginia’s Pro Day. That would have been the fifth-best mark for a defensive lineman at the NFL combine.
- The Los Angeles Times covered Lynn Swann‘s autograph signing in Virginia. That’s two issues now we have caused to go into the mainstream media. The other was his many golf trips. No one would have cared about Swann at this autograph event without repeated mentions here and on twitter.
- The news of the story is the Board of Trustees and senior administrators discussed university governance issues at a retreat in Santa Barbara last weekend that Swann did not attend.
- A federal judge declined to approve USC’s $215 million settlement with Dr. George Tyndall’s victims. The judge had several issues that need to be worked out before granting approval to the settlement.
— Footballville Nation (@FOOTBALLVILLETV) April 1, 2019