The fan-friendly sites are trying to cheer on USC’s rush of 2-and-3 star offensive line prospects that have committed recently.
But here’s a list of 15 other guards and tackles that USC offered and are ranked higher than anyone who has currently committed.
The faith in Clay Helton and Tim Drevno by the homers for taking some of these recruits is amazing.
A part of me still believes Helton is just taking as many early commitments as he can to create a perception that recruits want to come to USC. And will dump a couple later if he can win this season or better prospects want to come later.
I don’t remember Drevno doing much when he coached four different four stars in his first stint at USC: Damien Mama, Toa Lobendahn, Viane Talamaivao, Chris Brown. And Zach Banner (a five star) didn’t have his best season either under Drevno.
But all these new two-and-three star commits will be just fine because Drevno has identified them. Here is my response to that courtesy of Jim Healy.