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Troy of Troy

by Greg Katz

LOS ANGELES – As it pertains to the Class of 2016, the USC Trojans and Steve Sarkisian are again in the midst a very promising recruiting run; yet there are some skeptics that are overly concerned regarding the amount of “stars” currently attached to some of the recent verbal commitments.

This cause for “star” paranoia, however, should be tempered by two words: Troy Polamalu. he future Pro Football Hall of Famer and former two-time Trojans All-America safety was once a three-star recruiting prospect himself and proved that star-ranking systems can only be realistically measured on the field of play.

Polamalu is one USC player who should remind recruiting followers that players can’t just be judged solely as athletes because character and heart are a big part of the equation.

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Greg Katz
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Greg Katz

Now in his 58th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football staff writer covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.


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