I’ve already mentioned LSU currently has more commitments from Southern California players (three) than USC (two).
LSU just got a commitment from Antoine Sampah, the No. 1-rated inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals. Sampah is from Woodbridge, Va.
Remember when USC used to snag some top national players?
Inevitably, someone will say, “doesn’t matter, USC will get Justin Flowe.”
Flowe is the No. 3-ranked player overall in the nation but he plays outside linebacker not inside. And how many times will USC getting Flowe overcome anoter commitment? Elias Ricks, the No. 1-ranked corner, will visit USC but looks set for LSU.
USC is also trying to flip Narbonnne defensive tackle Jordan Berry from LSU. Berry said yesteday he didn’t care what anyone said he was staying committed to LSU.
You can say you are not worried about early commitments. I would agree with that if I could be confident Lynn Swann will do the right thing next fall.
But at the least, there is no burst in excitement in prep circles for USC’s new assistant coaches. That is what happens when Clay Helton has hamstrung the program.
- USC basketball is going to Spain and France from August 6-16. This is the type of tour necessary when you have so much roster turnover and you want to get players acquainted with each other.