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If he only stays one year it would seem like a waste of scholarship with limited scholarships. Max Wittex and Silas Redd played youth football together.
Not if we win a natty it wont!
Give me a rb who has proven he can not only play at the next level - but excel - any day over a scholarship to be given to an unproven talent.
Kiffin though the JUCO rb was worth a ride for 2 years before he decommitted and went elsewhere.
Silas Redd....hmmm....sounds like a sweet strain of herb. Jamaican, Panamanian? Help me out here blem.
check your ego and work towards the win
It says that none of them is a top 10 caliber back in the country like Silas Redd, and there's nothing wrong with that at all.
USC would be downright insane to turn Redd down if he wants to come here.
Redd would be a huge get at one of the two positions where SC is thin.
I would much prefer to go All-In and load up for a run at the NC this year with Redd (and DT Jordan Hill if they can get him also), and then play with a roster of 74 or 73 guys next year, which is going to be a rebuilding year anyway.
Playing with 1 or 2 less players in 2013 isn't going to change the overall trajectory of that season.
But adding guys like Redd and Hill at RB and DT could make the difference between winning a NC or not.
And iff D. Rodgers doesn't qualify this year, then SC wouldn't even lose a slot next year by bringing in Redd.
Well worth it to get Redd on the team either way.
Totally agree. Upvote for you.
That math is correct.
Except that instead of getting an unproven HS recruit (albeit with great potential) who couldn't start contributing until 2013, SC would be adding a proven, highly productive college player who put up very good numbers on a team with NO passing attack who could contribute this year by fortifying a crucial position.
USC needs all hands on deck to take this year to take their best shot at winning a NC. Redd would be a great addition.
Spot on as usual, my man
Felix! Big props to you!
You were the FIRST person to bring up Redd's name yesterday when we started kicking around the possibility of USC being able to pick up a couple of transfers from PSU.
I didn't know his game at the time, but I said if you thought he was worth getting that was all I needed to know and that I wanted SC to go after him.
Having done some research since then, I can only say, "You nailed it again, my friend."
Originally I was against taking any PSU players, but thinking about it again, Redd would be a big addition. It would also allow Nelson to focus only on playing WR, which would be great for his development
If we can get him, take him now, especially when we have to play Oregon twice this year and we will need as many top level fresh bodies as we can get. McNeil is great, but even he needs a spell.
If he leaves next year, at least we dont have to worry about playing Oregon until the conference championship game and we will have our RB situation steady by then.
I said before that I dont see many people taking a flyer on a junior or senior from PSU for the sheer fact that they will only get the benefit of one year, maybe two, and then a 'penalty' of being short, but in this case, this hired gun could be the difference in winning the MNC, so it may be worth it.
"there is the SEC, and then there is USC." - Marcus Allen, 11-26-11
Redd's name was brought up in rebuttal in conjunction with Hackenberg and Johnson (both 2013), in the thread that said there were no players USC would recruit prior to the sanctions announcement. Insofar as 2013, given his good academics, strong family support (Dad ex-Marine), and 1000 yard season last year, there was an assumption at PSU, that he would leave for the NFL after 2012 and prob have finished his degree. So there might not be any reduction of the 75 in 2013. Still props to the Cat for breaking news of USC's intent
Freedom through Vigilance
Even if Redd left after one season (or if SC also brought in a SR like DT Jordan Hill), the 2013 team would still play with one less scholarship per PSU player added this year over the 75 limit.
The reduction is due to playing with extra players from PSU this year, so it doesn't matter how long the player stays at USC.
And IMO that 2013 reduction is well worth it to add Redd and hopefully Hill for this year's title run.
This post was edited by USCTraveler 21 months ago
I want this guy.
Disclaimer: This could be worthless info.
Tennessee fans are claiming that they saw something about Redd having to sit out a year if he transfers to a school on probation. I have no clue where they got it from, and highly doubt that it's true. But... you never know?
I also doubt Kiff would pursue Redd if he would have to sit out a year. And why would Redd even be interested in that? He loses a year of playing time; if he just stayed at Penn State this year he could jump to the NFL.
This post was edited by AbsenteeTrojan 21 months ago
Consider the source.
They are so butthurt over CLK, Ramsey and now Hatcher that they are making things up to make themselves feel better.
Very interesting and careful parsing of words in that statement.
Take some pressure of his son, who has probably been getting bombarded with calls, texts and tweets from friends, teammates and PSU people since the news leaked of him being interested in SC.
This will hopefully give him some breathing space and time to think.
Getting Redd is going to be like SC pulling a kid out of SEC country on NSD has been in the past- keep it quiet until it happens.
Hopefully things quiet down now and he takes a quick trip out to SC for a visit.
Do we know who reached out first - Redd or CLFK??
On TOS-S, a 2013 TE commit mentioned that all the recruits are calling eachother to try to keep the class together. I expect that the players are doing the same, but quietly trying to figure out what's best for themselves.
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