Defensive end Kyle Juergens of St. Margaret’s High School decommitted from USC on Sunday night.
Juergens, a three-star recruit who was expected to become an offensive guard in college, joins offensive lineman Joey Wright, who decommitted last week.
It sure looks like Clay Helton is dropping verbally committed prospects so he can sign someone else. Helton does this year every year quite regularly.
I wonder if athletic director Mike Bohn thinks this is a sign of integrity, when he cavalierly throws the word out to describe his new best friend forever.
Whatever you think of Helton, when a player commits to USC early, it means little because he might just drop them later. Three years ago, at least four players who committed were dropped by Helton.
Recruiting is a two-way street because players can change their minds too. For example, tight end Jack Yary recently decommitted from USC. But that was mainly because USC does not throw to tight ends.
Recruits cannot be trusted but Helton is the one who gets portrayed as a pious “man of intergrity.”
Remember that when you hear a pundit lazily describe him as a nice guy who does all the right things.