Since USC took a three-star lineman this week, let’s look at the line prospects who are visiting this weekend:
- Four-star OT Lucas Simmons of Clearwater, Fla.
- Four-star OT/DE Terrance Green of Cypress, Texas.
- Four-star OT Francis Mauigoa of Brandenton, Fla.
The question will be whether these prospects want to play in an Air Raid offense and will bypass schools that are closer to home (Alabama, Texas A&M, Texas, Miami).
Other headliners include five-star linebacker Anthony Hill of Denton, Texas; four-star tight end Duce Robinson of Phoenix; four-star defensive end Matayo Uiagalelei of St. John Bosco; four-star linebacker Malik Bryant of Orlando, Fla. and four-star tight end Walker Lyons of Folsom, Calif.
I ran this picture Friday of Cliff Robinson shooting a free throw vs. Utah in 1978. A reader pointed out the photo also features Utah forwards Tom Chambers (42) and Danny Vranes (23) and that meant three first-round picks are featured.
Robinson was the 11th pick in the 1979 draft (17.2 points per game in 11 NBA seasons); Vranes was the No. 5-pick of the 1981 draft (5.1 points in five seasons) while Chambers was the No. 8-pick of the 1981 draft (18.1 points in 16 seasons).
Also, Utah’s coach in this game was Jerry Pimm, the former USC player and assistant coach and CIF player of the year at Montebello High School.