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If SC fails to sign Fitts or EV but wind up getting Ramsey and Prevot to stick and Powell is added that is a strong class of 15 new commits (not including Rogers). the reality is the staff came so close to the "perfect class" under impossible circumstances given the scholie limits and inability to have multiple fall back scholie offers hanging out there late in the process.
The two main losses from the class that was originally put together would be EV and Fitts. because SC cannot have multiple offers out there and have kids like a Tyler Foreman or a Jermaine Kelly in the fold as "fall backs" part of the class, it is impossible for SC to hit it "perfect." what SC can achieve is getting 15 out of 17 which is a tremendous batting average. With no scholie limitations SC would have most certainly had 3-4 more 4 stars as part of the class even without Fitts and EV.
Obviously I am holding out hope SC can still turn EV and/or Fitts but if the staff cannot, but also can close on Prevot, Ramsey and Powell, by most accounts this would be an epic recruiting hall under the most difficult of circumstances.
This post was edited by SevenHeismans 17 months ago
I don't think fans will look at what this staff was able to keep versus what they original had and lost. It will add fuel to the fire regarding the job Kiffin has done.
I agree with what you have to say. It's one heck of a class.
I get the feeling not getting Kelly to flip late is going to bite us in the ass. More ways than one.
This post was edited by Pooh Bah 17 months ago
you work hard, you get what you deserve...don't stand there with your hand out, begging for more freebies.
I couldn't agree with you more!!! We have been so spoiled around here with all of these monster recruiting classes. The last decade has been unbelievable for the program, but simultaneously harmful for us recruiting addicts. As junkies, we are always looking for our next fix and no high is as good as the first one. We're constantly chasing that "perfect" class, and anything less is disappointing.
We'll have an awesome class...just try to keep it in perspective!!! Our rivals (UTLA & ND) would die to be us and have what we have!
"Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program, so you can't put anything above that..." Pete Carroll
it was only a matter of time before the sanctions allowed some of our rivals to make headway. with the additional fall of Cal as a source to pick off recruits from the LA area (particularly from UCLA) the perfect storm finally hit with SC's epic fail after being preseason #1 last year.
the good news remains SC is one year removed from being done with the sanctions and are set up for a very good season (favorable schedule, plenty of talent returning).
it's time to work hard and play with a chip on our shoulder and this time next year restore the order.
Agreed.....These are good players and better people we have coming in.....Things aren't perfect for this program but its looking up...WE all have to remember that SC Football is bigger then any one recruit. The Trojans Will Rise!!!!1
I refuse to feel anything but grateful and proud about the Class of 2013. The staff, team, and the recruits themselves have represented the high standards our University. The future is bright. We Are SC! Fight On!
Let's not forget........ MT!
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