this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Come on McQuay, come on!!!
He already enrolled.
Reverse Justin Fargas, plz?
I posted that link above, some relevant bits of info:
- Henry Poggi will sign with Michigan
- They are split 4 to 4 on where Von Bell goes (OSU or Tenn)
- Ezekiel Elliot will sign with OSU
- One guy thinks Cameron Hunt will sign with Michigan
the notion that OSU should be allowed to have room left to sign bell or eze is absurd.
To be fail Ezekiel Elliot has been committed to them since April of last year.
He just took a trip to Missouri last week so that is why the analysts weighed in on where he is going to sign.
I'm gonna enjoy OSU's inflated expectations, followed by the same train wreck that followed Meyer at Florida. Coming off of 12-0 and two great recruiting classes, the fall is gonna be even bigger.
Your post is at the delusion level of the average sparty.
That has to be old info, Hunt just declared for Oregon.
Hunt hasn't declared for anyone just yet. It's just widely assumed that he'll sign with Oregon now that he de-committed from Cal.
Technically, the class is EXploding, no?
the new coach after Lane's firing will have lots of roster flexibility in 2014.
Must be Lane's swan song if he lands only 10 or so in this class.
Has this ever happened to another school--losing so many prized recruits in the days before NSD? Is there something that happened that I missed? I get that Kiffin is a jerk etc., but why are so many of these guys just figuring that out, even while other guys (McQuay) are signing up? It is all really odd.
It is especially weird that so many are leaving now, one day before NSD. I doubt they did this but if they did conspire to decommit like this, then that is one impressive F*** You to Lane Kiffin. They have no time to poach UCLA or anyone else in the Pac 12 so they will either be filling out the class with Utah's walkons or, if they can, banking the scholarships and having a relatively high number next year.
Lane Kiffin will get fired then get a job running the NCAA. "Oh, you don't know what you are doing ever? I think that is all we need to hear...YOU ARE HIRED!"
I don't care if McQuay is enrolled. Un-enroll!!!!
Isn't Poggi scheduled to talk on WTKA with Sam Webb tommorrow?
And they're of course basin this on all that talking he's doing. That kid just can't help but run his mouth...
you compromise integrity over star status. I doubt the USC implosion happens if Mcquay doesn't commit to USC.
What if all this guys talked to each other and they agreed to screw Kiffin, like he has screwed so many recruits before? I don't think thats a far fetched idea. What do you guys think?
I think it's a far-fetched idea.
For some reason the concept that random teenagers would somehow band together in show of solidarity to stick it a guy who has done nothing but kiss THEIR respective ass for the past year or so seems unlikely. Especially when it might mean screwing themselves over if they dont have a "plan B" school as good as USC.
Nice try Shaggy.
I think that is a far fetched idea.
isn't even a class anymore, it should just be called USC's 2013 small group of football peers.
Pretty soon Octomom will have had more kids than this USC class.
Wow, Hatcher JUST recommitted to them too. For the record, despite Reuben Foster sommitting just yesterday, he still may sign with someone else tomorrow. From committing so early, to his familymoving to Auburn and getting the tattoo... to the visit to SDSU, and now this news??? I thought that Jordan Payton was bad last year....
...USC's recruiting class is loaded at the top with elite talent and Kiffin is a douche...it is not really that surprising that there have been so many decommits in this class.
However, since SC already has four 5 star recruits and three 4 star recruits including (LM3) enrolled early at SC AND Haden (for some unbeknownst reason) is committed to keeping Kiffin for at least another season...USC's class will be the envy of almost every college program out there (Michigan excluded!).
I can also say as someone whose family has 8 season tickets for SC football...I have not met a single SC alum that supports Kiffin and would like nothing more than to see him fired.
symbolized the USC grad perfectly - all style, no substance.
...you do not know too many USC grads. However, like most of your one liners, I agree Kiffin is all style, no substance.
Kiffin will done soon. I expect next year will be the last for him.
Alternatively USC can let the sanctions run out and then hire someone new.
(That 70s Show = underrated)
Hate on USC football all you want, but it's a very good school, and their graduates are very successful because of it. I get ripping on OSU or MSU for academics, but USC?
I don't think any of the top programs in the country will envy their class. Anyone knows you can't build any kind of long term success with a class of 11 kids, regardless of star power. I take a solid class of twelve four stars and twelve three stars over this USC class any day. For a team that already had major depth issues this season, this class is turning out to be disastrous for the Trojans.
Granted, it's a small sample size, but the average Rivals star ratings of the USC decommits is now higher than the still committed class of twelve athletes (4.33 to 4.00). That's a rather interesting achievement for the Kiffin era at USC.
If this USC class has the same rate of attrition as Kiffin's Tennessee recruiting class, their 2015 team will be composed of one extremely talented guy taking the snap and looking confused as 11 defenders pile onto him.
Um, the still committed class has 5-5stars and 7-4stars. How do you come up with 4.00 as the star average? I get 4.42.
You're right indeed. I flubbed on the calculation. My fail. Still, it will be interesting to see what this class looks like tomorrow when basically comparable talent to those staying has in fact decommitted. Apologies to the board.
Can USC players still transfer without penalty? Would be funny if some of their early enrollees decide to transfer after seeing so many of their classmates bail.
I hope we have another thread tomorrow discussing even more prospects decommitting from USC's recruiting class. Id imagine with the way USC's football program seems to be headed in a downward spiral, a couple those USC's recruits who already enrolled early could be having second thoughts about thier decision and its only the 1st week in February, yikes.
that's just too bad....
Oh, who am I kidding. This is fucking hysterical.
My Michigan Tree of Hate:
1) Ohio (Cheaters Sanctioned)
2) MSU (subject to change when they resume being not relevant this year; can't wait to see D'Antonio fall after his pride, get it?)
3) Notre Dame
4) USC (Cheaters Sanctioned)
5) Alabama and the SEC (Cheaters Allowed to Cheat)
6) Everyone else
to go to Kentucky?
Mark Stoops knows what he's doing. I really don't think this is a bad move on Hatcher's part. He'll almost certainly win fewer games, but he'll still get a good chance to play in the pros if he's worth the hype.
Last second offer to a DB who wasn't good enough before. I think it was a UDub recruit.
I'd much rather be headed to UW right now than SC.