Put it this way UCLA winning a bowl game is like yall going to sweet 16. We both cherish it while we can
Recruiting so far has been close last 2 years between us but you guys are getting the 5star top 10 players while we are at the mid 4 star recruits which is decent. By Feb we will know how high both recruiting classes are when signing day is offical. In my prediction SC will probably have the 5th-6th best class and UCLA the 10th-11th.
With the recruiting aspect, I think USC will have a top five recruiting class. I want to say we will have the top, but right now that depends on the Florida situation. We can potentially land Powell and Shaw as now they are both looking at backing away from Florida.
Powell is a five star DE according to Rivals. And he was high on Florida and was a for sure commit, but after the whole Urban Meyer fiasco, he ended up setting up an official visit a week before his Florida one, which was his only planned trip at the time.
Shaw is a four star CB according to rivals and is already a "solid commit" to Florida, although now there are reports that he wants answers and may just stay close to home in Cali and head to USC.
I'd say Powell is a 65% - 75% Trojan at this point. And Shaw is 50/50. But you never know how the trip will go for Powell.
But we are in on some big time 5 stars. This is the list of players in the top 25 according to rivals that we have a chance at:
OL - Seantrel Henderson
RB - Lache Seastrunk
DE - Robert Powell
DE - Owamagbe Odighizuwa
CB - Joshua Shaw
Plus add in the players we have in Prater (WR), Baxter (RB), Woods (ATH). We are poised to have our best recruiting class since 2004.
But there is still a lot of recruiting time left. I'm more than happy with players that we have in Prater, Baxter, Grimble, Uko, and Morgan as of now. Just adding more is icing on the cake for me.