You probably saw on twitter that there was some kind of problem with USC and Oregon coaches regarding the recruitment of star linebacker Justin Flowe and an accusation that USC did not recruit African-American linebackers.
I’m not linking to any of that because I haven’t heard any direct comments about Flowe’s recruitment.
But I can comment on this: Several high school coaches in Southern California complained to me this fall that USC coaches preferred Polynesian players. I’m mentioning this because it is now a perception among some coaches. And I’m guessing some opposing schools have said it too.
I have not heard that another college used it against USC. I have heard nothing regarding Flowe, who looks like he wanted to go to a more successful program, whether Clemson or Oregon. And I’ve never heard a USC coach say they preferred Polynesian players.
But when high school coaches, who are friendly toward USC and have players on the current USC roster, tell me this, it means it is making the rounds on the recruiting trail.