USC offered a scholarship to Narbonne defensive back Anthony Beavers on Friday.
What was the rush? Beavers committed to Oregon two weeks ago and has offers from 15 other schools.
This follows a pattern of USC offering long after other schools swooped in and recruited a prospect. I think it is fine for a marquee school like USC to wait and take its time evaluating players, especially when it is someone who played at Serra and then transferred to Narbonne like Beavers.
Here are the reasons against that right now, however:
- USC is not Alabama or even LSU at the moment in the eyes of many recruits with its stumble-bum head coach whose status is up in the air.
- Beavers plays in the secondary where USC needs quality players. Last winter, the Trojans loaded up on three-star prospects when they couldn’t land their initial targets.
- In the old days, USC would roll into a school like Narbonne and steal a player committed to Oregon. But in 2019, the Ducks got 11 players from Southern California, including schools like Narbonne, Mater Dei and Oaks Christian.
The Helton era continues!
- USC baseball finally lost a game that pitcher Connor Lunn started when the Trojans lost to No. 2-ranked Stanford, 8-3, Friday night at Dedeaux Field. Lunn had pitched in USC victories over UCLA, Arizona State, Utah, Washington State and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the past five weeks. He allowed five runs, nine hits and struck out seven in six innings vs. the Cardinal.