USC Trojans Recruiting Flops: Not A Great Signing Day

Updated: December 19, 2019
To say USC has had quite an abnormal day on signing day would be a tremendous understatement. Just two recruiting cycles after signing the Pac-12’s top recruiting class following a victory in the Rose Bowl, the Trojans are lining up at the other end of the Pac-12 recruiting spectrum today. The Trojans have a recruiting class that is ranked 12th in the Pac-12 with just 11 commitments locked in for the Class of 2020. According to the composite team rankings compiled by 247 Sports, USC’s recruiting class ranks 12th in the 12-team Pac-12 and 78th in the nation as of the time of this posting. That pits the Trojans one spot behind Bowling Green and one spot ahead of Louisiana. To be fair to USC, that is still a couple of spots higher than Missouri and Arkansas of the SEC, but those two programs are going through coaching changes. Read More... crown jewel of Alabama’s next class made it official Wednesday afternoon in California. Five-star quarterback and projected heir to Tua Tagovailoa’s throne, Bryce Young signed his letter of intent to play for the Crimson Tide. It ended any concern over the Santa Ana, California product flipping back to USC after he dropped the Trojans for the Tide in September. Young is the No. 6 overall recruit in the 247Sports composite and the top-ranked dual-threat passer. At 5-foot-11, 183 pounds, size was among the only concerns listed for an electric runner with a strong arm. Read More... Strikes Out With Early Signing Day Flop Things went from bad to worse for the Trojans on Wednesday. In case this wasn’t abundantly clear, USC has officially met football rock bottom. From the new administration retaining coach Clay Helton after the rumors and innuendo surrounding his job security, to now not being able to recruit its own backyard, disaster has struck in Southern California. The 2020 early signing period began on Wednesday and the Trojans finished with the worst class in the Pac-12 according to 247Sports. Yes, behind Oregon State and Washington State. As recently as Wednesday morning, when recruits started signing their letters of intent, there was hope that USC could land a few big recruits and have a respectable class. Read More...

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