It’s a sign of USC recruiting that players from Mater Dei or Serra, once pipelines for talent, are headed to other schools.
Wide receiver LV Bunkley-Shelton of Serra chose Arizona State over USC on Saturday. (Cue the “he was scared off by the receivers already at USC” chorus).
“The flood gates are open,” a rival Pac-12 coach told me Saturday.
Oregon and Arizona State already have campaigns touting their California recruiting. LSU just got Mater Dei linebacker Raesjon Davis, a top Class of 2021 prospect.
It’s hard to make a case recruiting will get dramatically better with Clay Helton coaching on year-to-year basis.
- Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa and Nick Saban will hold a press conference at 9 a.m. (PT) Monday to reveal his plans for next season. Check to see if the Alabama band will be there. The USC band showed up when Matt Barkley announced he would return. There was no band at the famous Mark Sanchez–Pete Carroll press conference.