Cornerback Dwight McGlothern was supposedly a silent commit to USC.
He visited USC in mid-December and was going to announce in January. That’s was right around when Mike Bohn made his big “four silent commitments” comment.
But then LSU got interested. Suddenly, McGlothern said he was delaying his announcement.
McGlothern never even visited LSU but was told in the past couple days he would fit into the Tigers’ recruiting class. He committed to LSU this morning.
LSU has five ex-USC coaches — Ed Orgeron, Tommie Robinson, Kenechi Udeze, James Cregg, John Robinson — so taking a recruit from USC is probably a lot of fun.
This reminded me of when Pete Carroll was at USC. He had not offered a scholarship to linebacker Kaluka Maiava. Then Maiava committed to UCLA. So Carroll immediately offered Maiva a scholarship.
“I’d rather take him than have him go to UCLA,” Carroll said.
Maiava ended up being a smart signing but it was motivated more by keeping him from UCLA than anything else.