Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pete Carroll Receives An Extra Large Package Of Trojans

The 2008 recruiting war has finally come to an end for USC. Terrell Pryor doesn't have the Trojans on his list, so there's no one left to pursue. With the smoke now clearing, we won't see Southern Cal finishing at the top of recruiting, but we will see that Pete Carroll got exactly what he wanted.

Under Carroll's watch at USC, size always matters. Both the Trojan offensive and defensive lines took big hits with players lost to graduation or early entry into the NFL draft. But no fretting, let's just put another box of extra large Trojans on the counter for future use. No five star running backs and quarterbacks in this year's class, but they bring the weight to continue to push around and bully their opponents in the Pac 10.

At 6'5, 360, Abilene's Daniel Campbell is probably the largest Trojan in the box. But the additions of Armond Amstead, Jurell Casey, Tyron Smith, Khaled Holmes, Wes Horton, Malik Jackson, Matt Kalil, Matt Meyer and Nick Perry represents a good supply of beef. Outside of the size, Carroll also got a steal in DB T.J Bryant from Tallahassee Florida. In anyone appeared to be a lock for Florida State, that player would have been Bryant. Instead, the Noles were snubbed and the Trojans were rewarded.

2008 will have some inexperience in the trenches, but it's another quality class that has great potential to make an immediate impact.

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