Another Sign Of The Recruiting Times

Quarterback Maalik Martin, who is a freshman at Serra High School in Gardena, received an offer from Oregon today. Martin reacted on twitter by saying, “I’ve received an offer from my dream school.” I can remember when USC was the dream school of pretty much every Serra player: Robert Woods, Marqise Lee, George Farmer, Rasheem Green, Deontay Burnett, John Houston, Adoree Jackson . . . … Continue reading Another Sign Of The Recruiting Times

USC Makes A Staff Hire

USC has hired Kelsea Winkle as its on-campus director of recruitment. She comes from Colorado State, where she was intern and then eventually became director of recruiting at the Fort Collins, Colo., university. Winkle replaces Alex Rios, who departed in September. If you want to be entertained, check out how some of the USC recruiting sites are treating this like it’s major news. This is … Continue reading USC Makes A Staff Hire

USC Sunday Buzz: Should Recruiting Rankings Matter In February?

LSU has the nation’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class for 2020 according to Rivals with two commitments from Southern California. They are ranked No. 2 by 247. USC is ranked No. 33 and No. 31, respectively. This is where you can get some curmudgeon to pipe in and talk about how recruiting rankings in February don’t matter or how they should be ignored generally. I don’t … Continue reading USC Sunday Buzz: Should Recruiting Rankings Matter In February?

Puka Nacua Commits To Washington

Thank God it’s over. I’m tired of hearing about wide receiver Puka Nacua’s recruiting decision. After delaying his decision because of snow storms in Utah on Sunday night, Nacua finally announced he would commit to Washington. He was originally committed to USC until he saw what a mess the Trojans’ program has become and switched to the Huskies, which was his final visit. Anyways, Nacua … Continue reading Puka Nacua Commits To Washington

USC’s Early 2020 Recruiting Looks Like 2019

Defensive end Sav’ell Smalls of Seattle just named his top 12 schools: Alabama, Florida, Miami, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Clemson, Florida State and Washington State. Where is USC? Didn’t make the cut. Why does it matter? Smalls is the No. 6-ranked player in the nation by Rivals and No. 1 defensive end. The No. 1-ranked player in 2020 is quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei of … Continue reading USC’s Early 2020 Recruiting Looks Like 2019

USC Morning Buzz: What Will Clay Helton Say About Puka Nacua?

What will Clay Helton say if wide receiver Puka Nacua commits to another school tonight? “I can say this about him, he loved his time here at USC. He loved his teammates. The personal relationship I’ll have with that young man will be for a lifetime with him and his family . . . It ended on really, really good times and that relationship will … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: What Will Clay Helton Say About Puka Nacua?