Interesting Recruiting Review heyrev Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 1,778 Likes Received: 1,908 Feb 7, 2019 #1 I recently spent way too much time scanning the last 20 years of USC recruits. Random takeaways: 1. I was shocked how many kids never saw significant playing time. 2. I was shocked that just as many 5-star kids bombed as succeeded. 3. USC has suited up a lot of great football players in their uniform. 4. Pete Carroll was a great recruiter by rankings, yet #1 - 2 still apply. 5. I was surprised how many names I didn't know or remember, and I follow the team closely. 6. I always thought recruiting was an inexact science--I'm sure of it now. 7. This year's class, if I read the names in 2039, will no doubt have all these same characteristics. 8. It's fun to be retired and not feel guilty about wasting time. TrojanHorse, BREWcorp, swabie2424 and 16 others like this.