Five-star LSU CB commit Ricks says USC doesn’t have a chance to sign him
When USC is at its best, its incredibly rare for a five-star player from the counties of Los Angeles or Orange to play college football anywhere else.
When USC is at its worse, it can happen. And often.
In fact, before the 2020 recruiting cycle even really got started, three of the four best players in those areas publicly eliminated USC from contention. Quarterback DJ Uiagelelei left USC off his top list of schools, as did wide receiver Johnny Wilson. Cornerback Elias Ricks went a step further in announcing a commitment to LSU.
The product of Mater Dei HS was long thought by USC fans to be a Trojan lean, but it didn’t matter. After a 5-7 season, he spurned the school and made his pledge to the Tigers, and former USC interim coach Ed Orgeron.
That hasn’t stopped all the fake news though. Trojan recruiting reporters are notorious for building up USC’s chances with highly ranked prospects, even when the prospects show little to no interest in signing with the school they cover.
It’s been happening to Ricks already. There’s already been rumors circulating that USC has somewhat of a chance with the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder. Those rumors are spreading even after he emphatically committed to the Tigers on Christmas Day.
USC247.com caught up with Ricks and asked him one simple question. We asked if USC had any sort of chance to flip him away from LSU. He responded with a simple, yet strong, answer.
“No,” Ricks said. “I’m solid.”