Monday Whispers: USC Wants Recruits To Believe In Change
USC hosted a large group of high school junior recruits on Saturday and it tried to send a message that things are different from last season.
The coaches and other staff members are pushing this message in an attempt to allay fears over last season’s 5-7 season.
“I will believe it when I see it on the field,” said the father of a recruit who attended the junior day.
Maybe if recruiting director Eric Ziskin were still around there would be less skeptics. Ziskin resigned three weeks ago to spend more time with his family, USC coach Clay Helton. The “spend more time with family” line always raises red flags with reporters. And apparently recruits’ parents.
“I wondered why someone would leave USC, which is a great program and has the best facilities around,” said the parent.
Helton is supposedly letting his new assistant coaches offer scholarships more quickly than last year. That would be a positive change. Maybe someone will tell Clancy Pendergast he has to start recruiting too.