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How Kingsbury’s Departure Impacts USC Recruiting

How Kingsbury’s Departure Impacts USC Recruiting

Now that Kliff Kingsbury has left USC for the Arizona Cardinals, USC247.com takes a look at how his decision impacts the unsigned Trojan commits.

Kyle Ford

Ford only recently committed to USC at the 2019 All-American Bowl in San Antonio. The hiring of Kingsbury made a big impact on Ford. He felt Kingsbury was a genius offensive mind who would find ways to get the ball spread around. But he’s still very solid. Oregon could potentially steal him away, that was one of the few schools still interested in Ford after his injury. But we see Ford sticking to USC.

Puka Nacua

According to sources familiar with Puka Nacua’s family, the receiver from Orem HS was already torn on whether to honor his commitment to USC before Kingsbury’s departure. Utah has made a huge push for Nacua and captured his attention greatly. In fact, Kingsbury was apparently one of the few reasons Nacua wasn’t so sure on the flip. We believe Nacua is seriously considering signing with Utah, but the Trojans have a fighting chance.

Jordan Wilmore

The Kingsbury hire didn’t make any sort of positive impact on Jordan Wilmore. If he flips from USC, it won’t be because Kingsbury left. But sources close to his recruitment have told us that USC is in a dogfight with Boise State and that the Broncos have a 50-50 chance to pull the upset.

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