USC Trojans This & That — 6/24

With the additional commitment of OL Andres Dewerk (6-7, 295, Los Gatos, Ca) yesterday, USC’s 2020 recruiting class ranking based on nine commits has now risen to #44 on 247Sports and #5 in the Pac-12, behind ORE (#15, 13 commits), CAL (#37, 12), STAN (#39, 8) and CU (#41, 11). Trailing USC are ASU (#49, 10), UW (#58, 7), ORE ST (#60, 9), WSU (#81, 5), ARIZ (#82, 5), UCLA (#87, 4) and UTAH (#97, 3).

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Chris
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IMO this is smart recruiting. All of these guys come from our elite camp. O line is the hardest spot to evaluate because it is based upon so many intangibles. Motor, heart, playing smart, communication, and being coachable are dang near as important as frame and athleticism. Skill guys can be recruited on video clips, you can see the guys who stand out. O line needs to be evaluated in person while working with the kids. I really like our approach on these guys. Not to mention they are all long and athletic guys that fit the new scheme. WSU… Read more »

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I’m hoping that Drevno is looking for agility and balance. If these OTs have great angle flex and a quick twitch off the ball with long levers (arms) then we will do just fine. I believe we are much better off with Drevno evaluating these lineman than Callaway.

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Two points/facts gleaned from elsewhere: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ “Size along the offensive line is a key detail for two mains reasons. First, in most years, many of the region’s best offensive linemen are not 320-pound behemoths. Second, four of the first five offensive linemen selected in the NFL Draft this past year were 250-pounds or less coming out of high school.” ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ The second point especially defuses any negative comments we tend to make about these recruits. Note I say “we”, as I’ve the same apprehensions as everyone else. The down side to all this is that even though Drevno has clearly… Read more »

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72 – Right about Drevno no being around if Clay is fired, but then we will have a whole new regime come in and the possibility of hiring some great talent on the staff. If GH gets the HC job I would expect Drevno to be around a while, it appears they have good chemistry. I think we are going to see a new look on the OL with these dedicated hungry three stars getting the chance of a lifetime.

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There seems to be concern with the recruiting of three star talent, it must be a new trend….even the SEC has embraced the idea.
Direct from the ‘Hot Bed of College Football’

https://bamahammer.com/2019/06/23/alabama-football-commit-no-21-tide-adds-o-line-depth/

Old_Trojans_never_die
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I have been a bit rah-rah about the recruiting at USC lately, saying stars don’t matter, but what if they do? A random thought (one of many) hit this morning; what if stars actually equal talent and we’re stocking up on lower talent, have we doomed ourselves to lower abilities for the next four years?
We have our new tree, now it’s time to get some ornaments.

TrojanMPA90
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Like that we’re stockpiling talent on the Offensive Line. Hope we also recruit DL’s too at some point. I don’t get too hung up on the rankings as no one can predict how a 5 star athlete will do at the college level. We’ve recruited ones who were complete busts and got beaten out by 3 star and walk-on players.

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This young man bears as a striking resemblance to Junior Seau, let’s hope he plays as well at his position