USC signed six offensive lineman from the Class of 2020. And it has three commitments for 2021.
Eight of the nine are three stars according to Rivals. I’d be less hung up on stars if USC had a history of developing linemen under the current regime.
Do stars matter? Offensive tackles Tyron Smith, Matt Kalil and Zach Banner were five stars. Chad Wheeler was a three star. Way back when, Don Mosebar and Anthony Munoz were considered the best offensive linemen in the nation for their classes.
Here’s what Football Scoop wrote: “A total of 41 percent of 5-stars who sign with Power 5 schools don an NFL helmet at least once in their life, compared with 10 percent of 2-stars.”