USC Trojans athletic director Mike Bohn and head football coach Clay Helton have spoken several times about finding the necessary resources to compete at the highest level of college football both on the field and in recruiting. Right now, while there is no “on the field,” the Trojans are turning up the heat on social media, maintaining a constant presence and showing that they are paying attention to what plays with recruits.
First up, the Trojans sent a recruiting video to a number of prospects that highlighted Los Angeles, as USC continues to push the idea of staying home to a number of local standouts. From the Los Angeles Lakers, to the beaches, to Hollywood, to nightlife, to the Los Angeles Dodgers, to USC football, USC hit at everything that makes Los Angeles special as a place for prospective student athletes to take advantage of finding success in a big-city atmosphere.
USC also took a small poke at social distancing, letting Trojan fans reminisce about explosive true freshman Kenan Christon’s literal burst onto the scene last season, with two touchdown runs against Arizona.
USC has released a few of these videos over the past few weeks, showcasing what happened last season and what is returning for 2020.
And speaking of returning for 2020, few players on his side of the ball in the Pac-12 will enter this season with higher expectations than defensive end/outside linebacker Drake Jackson. We’ve already seen videos of him performing back flips. Now, he’s onto the basketball court and on a pull up bar, just plain showing off what makes him such a special athlete.