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?

Puka Nacua Announcement Set

Four-star wide receiver Puka Nacua, who was committed to USC, will announce his college decision Sunday at 9:45 p.m. He will choose between Utah, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Washington and BYU. The current feeling is USC dropped below Washington and Oregon but Utah probably is also in the mix as the local favorite. If he doesn’t pick USC, it will be the final blow to an … Continue reading Puka Nacua Announcement Set

The Biggest Problem With Recruiting Class

When Pete Carroll left USC, one reason he the the football program in a tough position for the future was he signed only three offensive linemen in the 2009 and 2010 recruiting classes. Lane Kiffin frequently complained about it. He got hired less than a month before Signing Day in 2010, so it didn’t give him much time to get linemen. I mention this because … Continue reading The Biggest Problem With Recruiting Class

Clay Helton Is Something Else (Again)

USC is drowning after a 5-7 season and doesn’t seem like it has made significant changes to the program. So my tolerance for Clay Helton’s mushy quotes is low. Here is what he said today about wide receiver Bru McCoy, who transferred to Texas. “I can say this about him, he loved his time here at USC. He loved his teammates. The personal relationship I’ll … Continue reading Clay Helton Is Something Else (Again)

Tom Herman Thinks Bru McCoy Will Play Next Season

Texas officially included former USC wide receiver Bru McCoy in its recruiting class today. Longhorns coach Tom Herman said he believes McCoy will receive a waiver and be eligible next season. “I applaud his courageousness,” Herman said. “He’s obviously a convicted guy to do what he did. He showed me a lot of fortitude . He’s a mismatch on the field.” Continue reading Tom Herman Thinks Bru McCoy Will Play Next Season

Utah State Steals A USC Recruit

Offensive tackle Hunter Hill just announced he would sign with Utah State. He chose the Aggies over USC. He was previously committed to Washington State. This sort of sums of the recruiting class in many ways. USC is ranked No. 16 by Rivals with 27 recruits. 247 Sports has USC No. 17 with 26. USC’s class ranking can drop with Rivals if Paka Nakua signs … Continue reading Utah State Steals A USC Recruit