Welp….welcome to the new reality of a reinvigorated University of Southern California football program. Head Coach Lincoln Riley has been poaching all sorts of talent through the transfer portal (Austin Jones, Travis Dye, Brenden Rice, and Mekhi Blackmon) just from the Pac 12 alone and now he’s hitting the high school recruiting trail with a vengeance.
A few weeks ago Amos Talalele from Santa Clara, California had committed to the California Golden Bears. Talalele is a defensive lineman recruit and has now flipped his commitment to the USC Trojans. This is never something you want to see but clearly the reignited push by the Trojans gave Talalele enough of a reason to flip in a self described “hardest decision I’ve ever had to make”. Cal will need to refocus their attention to lineman recruits on both sides of the ball, and especially so since someone from the Bay Area was taken in the process. He’s currently listed as a 3 star composite prospect on 24/7 sports for the Class of 2023 and looks to build his stock further, which may attract bigger programs in his future.
“100 percent committed” just doesn’t mean what it used to…
OT: Duncan QB out of Miramonte is projected to go to fucla on one of the recruiting sites. Imagine if Musgrave can't land him!! No Rashada no Duncan and we may not have a QB this cycle. Cal offered 3 QBs late (within the last month) and one has already committed to Oregun State (ouch). The other 2 don't seem that likely either. But what gets me is that none of these 3 are considered pro-style QBs, what is Musgrave doing?