Although USC’s offensive line recruiting has been nothing but two-or-three star prospects, the Trojans’ ace in the hole was Mater Dei four-star offensive lineman Myles Murao.
Just go back and look at how the USC recruiting sites fawned over Murao the past two years and did the wink-and-nod routine to signal Murao would be a future Trojan.
Not anymore. Murao committed to Washington tonight.
Not even the USC homer pundits can spin this as a good development. Murao is ranked the No. 1 center in the nation by Rivals.
Someone will now say Murao got scared off by USC’s current centers, which is laughable. Murao can also play guard.
In the past 10 days, USC has lost four-star offensive linemen from Southern California to Michigan (Jeffrey Persi), Stanford (Drake Metcalf) and Washington (Murao).
Does anyone still think recruits are impressed with USC offensive line coach Tim Drevno?
Let’s face it: The only way to get these recruits to USC is to have a new coach come in and recruit them.