You might think USC is struggling in its attempt to land quality offensive line recruits.
But you don’t realize the Trojans really don’t want the top prospects.
Here is what USC offensive line coach Tim Drevno recently told The Athletic:
“If you get a guy who’s really raw,” Drevno said, “his ceiling will probably be higher. Because he hasn’t been taught all those things.”
Drevno said he wants “good clay to be molded.”
So Drevno intentionally wants 2-and-3 star prospects? What a rationalization.
Most of these offensive linemen who are rated 4-or-5 stars are not just being judged on technique. They are being judged on their athletic ability and most likely, potential.
There are studies that show teams with more 4-and-5 star recruits are more successful.
These quotes tell me Drevno knew USC was not going to get the best offensive line targets and needed an excuse.
Since when does a program as prestigious as USC aim lower?
It’s just another byproduct of the Clay Helton era.