Tailback Michael Drennen will announce his college choice at 3 p.m. (PT). He is down to Kentucky and USC. Kentucky is the frontrunner.
There are obviously two Signing Days now but this feels a long way from when ESPN used to show up at Heritage Hall or when I was there some years at 4 a.m. when the East Coast letter-of-intents arrived.
I’ve heard all the excuses: It’s a small class. USC went for players it needed instead of more highly regarded prospects. It was hurt by waiting so long to announce Clay Helton was coming back, Yes, really, I’ve heard that from some at Heritage Hall.
It’s become Excuse U.
Meanwhile, the other schools (Oregon, LSU, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia) take the recruits USC used to sign.