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I like both North and Massington quite a bit, I just like a few other guys better (i.e. Treadwell, LaRue). Distance also plays into it, and I believe the general consensus seems that North stays south (though I am not sure if that is based on anything legit or not).
My WR preference (of guys that I have seen highlights on):
1. L. Treadwell
2. S. LaRue
3-5 (no order): J. Quick, D. Daniels, M. North
6-8 (no order): D. Allen, R. Foster, E. Massington
Haven't seen any highlights on D. Stringfellow, M. Ateman, or U. LeMay yet.
Treadwell is #1 on my realistic wish list. After that, I really like North. With Carolina getting hit with sanctions, I think Clemson and Georgia are the teams to beat. I don't think he ends up at UF. If we can get him up for a visit (at one point he was talking about possibly visiting in May), I think we have a chance. After that, everything I've read about Massington has been good.
Edit: I don't really know anything about LaRue and don't think we have a realistic chance at Foster.
This post was edited by MrWoodson 2 years ago
I've read opinions that we may only take 1 more WR, and that is just incorrect. We clearly have 2 spots open for our WR targets, and given the depth on the current roster and only taking 2 WR in 2012, its critical we land 2 more blue chippers for the '13 class.
This post was edited by Awink2 2 years ago
LTT offererd by SC today, idk what they are trying to pull here lol
Maybe I'm overthinking things, but it's possible they are trying to send a message. We went after several high profile Cali OL they wanted last year and ended up stealing one away. This year, we go after Cravens and Mathis and, suddenly, they are hot and heavy after Isaac, Dawson and now LTT. Sort of, if you are going to mess around in our backyard, we're going to mess around in yours. Or I could just be making this all up in my head.
Has anyone heard anything on Issac?
Makes sense to me
A cheerier view:
Mgobluegr - the Mar 26 at 5:34 PM from Twitter for iPhone
The only explanation for USC offering Michigan commits is anger over Ty Issac not liking them as much as Michigan.
I like this explanation better than mine.
I went ahead and upvoted you, simply because I like the way your post sounded.
8^D Thanks, but I can't take much credit. Just passing along someone else's optimism.
Here's what I wrote in another thread 2 hours ago.
"Maybe he told them how much he likes our OL so they're trying to steal it."
MrWoodson is correct in my opinion.
I've seen coaches do this before as a way of saying "back off" to another program.
You have to understand that USC wants to rebuild and maintain a monopoly of California talent before expanding nationally. Right now, USC is be facing stiff competition from 2 programs (Oregon and Washington w/ the addition of Lupoi to Sarkisian's staff) on its own turf.
USC doesn't want to deal with other historical powerhouses (like Michigan) in its own territory while having to go mono-a-mono with conference foes for supers.
But this move is nothing but a miscalculated/uninformed gesture in my opinion. I'm not sure that Kiffin is aware of Coach Hoke's "committed MEANS committed" rule. Moreover, if LTT can turn down Saban right after he led the Crimson Tide to a second BCS National Championship, then I think LTT can turn down Kiffin who has not (yet) won anything of note.
This post was edited by Frank C 2 years ago
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Great points! I would also argue that USC has had good success recruiting the Midwest before - Nick Perry and RoJo immediately come to mind from Michigan. I would also take those offers a signal of their talents!
I find it hard to believe that anyone will get any of our recruits to flip. I just feel every person that commits feels so strongly about our program and coaches. I know it will happen, but nobody comes to mind.
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
Never thought Caleb Stacey would decommit
What can you tell me about LaRue? Who's he like what kind of WR is he? Malik Zaire and him seem to be close and they had a little talk on twitter. LaRue said ND hasn't offered and told Malik to have the staff get ahold of him.
Wouldn't put it past them.
That's what I was thinking.
We've been cherry picking Cali for years now, too much talent to keep at USC especially with sanctions. UCLA looks like it has awoken on the recruiting trail as well. Oregon and Standord have become major players in Cali lately.
True, but he wasn't flipped by a program that was more attractive to him. He just decided to stay closer to home and play at a school with less competition.
Bumped to tomorrow.
Is Marcell Ateman visiting near future? Sounds like he may make a commitment soon.
This post was edited by blue432 2 years ago
Yes, and it came late in the year after we had picked up a lot of more linemen, all of our guys committed close to each other and the rest don't seem scared of competition.
That's debatable, Stacey projected as a OC. Our center depth is slim and nil right now. I don't think it was competition as much as just staying in his hometown.
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