Signing Day Live updates

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  2. in2nation

    in2nation Junior Member


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    Erik, first of all thank you for everything you do for this site. You balance honest critique with professionalism which would make Garry proud.

    I was hoping for an in-depth breakdown on our schollie numbers which I have seen in the past. Know there’s not a lot of good news surrounding this breakdown, but still a clearer picture would be welcome by many. Info like: total rides available this cycle, how many early enrollees, blue shirt and grey shirt impacts, left over rides from last year, and rides being left open for next cycle?

    Thanks for the info today, and fight on!
     
  3. ErikMcKinney

    ErikMcKinney Administrator

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    What the roster looks like right now for the 2020 season

    17 seniors
    18 juniors
    23 sophomores
    26 freshmen
    84 total

    So USC has one scholarship left to use either today, on a transfer portal player, or to give to a walk-on this spring/summer/fall. This 84 number includes Daniel Imatorbhehbe, who will reportedly rejoin the football team, as well as Jack Yary. It does not include CJ Pollard, Jack Sears or Velus Jones, who have entered their names onto the transfer portal.

    Next year I would imagine USC's class will pretty easily push around 25 recruits, as the 17 guys who will exhaust their eligibility will be joined by early NFL entrants (St. Brown, Tufele, Vera-Tucker, Hufanga and others are possibilities) and transfers.

    And just so everybody can check my math:

    17 Seniors

    Jordan Iosefa
    Matt Fink
    Tyler Vaughns
    Quincy Jountti
    Vavae Malepeai
    Michael Brown
    Bernard Schirmer
    Damon Johnson
    Frank Martin
    Liam Jimmons
    Connor Murphy
    Caleb Tremblay
    Stephen Carr
    Josh Falo
    Erik Krommenhoek
    Brandon Pili
    Daniel Imatorbhebhe

    18 Juniors

    Andrew Vorhees
    Greg Johnson
    Isaiah Pola-Mao
    Hunter Echols
    Chase McGrath
    Juliano Falaniko
    Nick Figueroa
    Marlon Tuipulotu
    Brett Neilon
    Jalen McKenzie
    Alijah Vera-Tucker
    Jay Tufele
    Jacob Lichtenstein
    Palaie Gaoteote
    Olaijah Griffin
    Amon-Ra St. Brown
    Talanoa Hufanga
    Kana’i Mauga

    23 Sophomores

    JT Daniels
    Raymond Scott
    Isaac Taylor-Stuart
    Chase Williams
    Ben Griffiths
    Markese Stepp
    Eli’jah Winston
    Abdul-Malik McClain
    Justin Dedich
    Solomon Tuliaupupu
    Liam Douglass
    Trevor Trout
    Chris Steele
    Kedon Slovis
    Munir McClain
    Jayden Williams
    Drake London
    Ralen Goforth
    Dorian Hewett
    Kenan Christon
    Briton Allen
    John Jackson III
    Drake Jackson

    26 Freshmen

    Adonis Otey
    Bru McCoy
    Kaulana Makaula
    Max Williams
    Tuasivi Nomura
    Maninoa Tufono
    Stanley Ta’ufo’ou
    Gino Quinones
    Jason Rodriguez
    De’jon Benton
    Kyle Ford
    Jude Wolfe
    Ethan Rae
    Gary Bryant
    Joshua Jackson
    Kobe Pepe
    Parker Lewis
    Jonah Monheim
    Tuli Tuipulotu
    Jamar Sekona
    Courtland Ford
    Caadyn Stephen
    Casey Collier
    Andrew Milek
    Andres Dewerk
    Jack Yary
     
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    Still a very young team. I think with the redshirts we had last season and what we got in recruiting this year, we are okay. We must hit some home runs for next recruiting class though.
     
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    You should’ve slept in today and got some rest, Erik. Looks like a summary at day’s end would’ve sufficed ;-)

    Thanks for being so diligent, though!
     
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    ErikMcKinney Administrator

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    I’m actually in Scotland for a family event that was planned before I took over the site. So the toughest thing for me has been figuring out the time difference while adding the updates.
     
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    Still waiting on those "surprise commitments" the Bohn-head blabbed about...
     
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    Safe travels ma man.

    Thank you fir what you do here.
     
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    He made that comment on December 6. Since then, USC has received commitments from Tuli Tuipulotu, Gary Bryant and Jack Yary. I think it’s safe to say that Tuipulotu and Bryant were two of the four. I think it’s also safe to say that two of the four have not turned into public commitments.
     
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    Erik, have you had a wee dram yet?
     
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    "Just to show what kind of MOURNING it’s been for the Trojans..."

    fify
     
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    Out here for a 50th wedding anniversary, so just a few.
     
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    Hard to believe that Coach O could swoop in with an offer at the last minute and beat out The Trojans!
    Well maybe not
     
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    Wow. Very comprehensive. Thank you Erik, especially in consideration of your family obligations. Much appreciated!
     
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    RB Mike Drennen III chooses Kentucky
     
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    Thanks for taking time to keep us updated. Have a safe family time.
     
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    How many of the frosh are redshirt frosh, 2nd year in the program?
     
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    Thanks for your time Eric. I cannot remember a day like this even during the 90's for recruiting. While we will be competitive next season , missing out on top 250 ranked players the past few years will having a lingering consequence over the next 2 to 3 years.
     
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    Most boring NSD ever in my life. Great job Helton!! Beyond my expectation.
     
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    Adonis Otey, Bru McCoy, Kaulana Makaula, Max Williams, Tuasivi Nomura, Maninoa Tufono, Stanley Ta'ufo'ou, Gino Quinones, Jason Rodriguez, De'jon Benton, Kyle Ford, Jude Wolfe, Ethan Rae
     
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