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Other than Marcus, who was All World, let's see what others thought of our draftees coming out of high school:
Ace Sanders - 3 star, offers from us and Big East schools
Devin Taylor - 3 star, offers from us and ACC/Southern schools
Justice Cunningham - 3 star, offers from us, NC St, and Mich St
DJ Swearinger - 3 star, offers from a handful of schools here and there
TJ Johnson - Not Rated, offers from us, Kentucky, couple ACC schools and East Carolina
DeVonte Holloman - 4 star, offers from a good number of top programs (and Clemson)
TJ was a 3 star (Rivals) with offers from a number of ACC school, Vandy and Kentucky. He showed up big at the Shrine Bowl and his ratings jumped.
DJ was committed to Tennessee before switching to us.
Holloman was committed to Clemson before switching.
Do not think Clemson offered TJ, Justice, Devin or DJ.
This post was edited by Garnet101 12 months ago
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If I recall correctly (and I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong), Napier said Justice was too slow too play at MooU.
They are bad at player evaluation or player development and probably both. They had 4 players drafted. We had 4 South Carolina natives drafted that they did not even offer.
He said "that is the kind of player we are happy to let sign with USC", or something very close, when speaking of Justice.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Yeah, that's about right. Hopefully JC gets a chance to shove that in his face someday, but he's probably too classy a kid to do it.
Justice the classy kid who didnt show up to the provost dinner. I like him as a football player, but when i think of class i think lattimore, gilmore, dimarco
Forever To Thee
USC has done a much better job of scouting and player development in the last few years than our competition. Georgia and Florida are usually five to ten spots ahead of USC in composite recruiting rankings and Clemson about equal and yet USC is 5-6 against those teams in the last three years. A big part of player development is recruiting more guys with higher character, those that have the leadership to dedicate themselves and get their teammates dedicated to improving themselves in the offseason.
Georgia in particular has been loaded with NFL talent (look at their NFL drafts in that period), but they haven't been able to beat USC. Georgia won't get much better until their arrest record improves and I don't see that happening under Richt.
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