July 11th, 2012 at 11:15 PM ^

They also landed the Scout's number 2 O-lineman nationally about an hour ago. So-Cal kid named Nico Falah. 

The other teams in the PAC better be glad they are required to stop at 15. Yikes.



July 11th, 2012 at 11:51 PM ^

When you think about it, Kiffin actually does have a pretty good recruiting pitch to sell kids on USC. Aside from the hot girls and history, he can tell them that they're really wanted there since they got an offer with so few available, and in the same breath can tell them they won't have much competition for the starting spot, because again, there's basically only one available in each class. Hopefully the lack of competition breeds some complacency so some sort of damage actually comes out of this punishment. At the very least when we meet them in the national championship our guys will be fresher due to our greater depth at all positions (optimistic I know but not all that far fetched).


July 12th, 2012 at 1:02 AM ^

Although their recruiting has been really good, their margin of error is very low.  If they miss out on a couple recruits (which inevitably happens) and get a rash of injuries at certain positions, their depth could become dangerously low.


July 12th, 2012 at 1:27 AM ^

Wonder why USC has suddenly taken such a turn for the better the last 10 years.  They were always good, and recruited well, but lately it's been insane, and this year, completely ridiculous.  All that can be hoped for is that Kiffin does to USC what Florida State and Miami do to Florida State and Miami, and somehow consistently turn top 5 recruiting classes into mush on field product.


July 12th, 2012 at 3:54 AM ^

when you have ed orgeron and monte kifffin on your pitch for a school like USC, recruiting isnt hard. Orgeron is by far the best recruiter in America. hands down.


July 12th, 2012 at 5:09 AM ^

With the pick up of Rodgers and Vanderdoes, that gives them a class of 14, with their lowest guy being the #162 guy in the nation.  At this point, it's just silly how good that class is.


July 12th, 2012 at 6:59 AM ^

This just proves that it is always a good idea to buy players. USC's punishment (which was deemed excessively harsh at the time by some reporters) was nothing compared to the benefits they have enjoyed in recruiting.

Personally, with the way they are recruiting right now, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they are STILL buying players.