Rivals nationwide recruiting director Adam Gorney and nationwide recruiting analyst Sam Spiegelman together with Ryan Younger from TrojanSports.com and Eric Lammers of ScarletAndGrayReport.com deal with three subjects and decide whether or not they imagine every assertion.
1. After this Michigan go to and firing of coach Clay Helton, five-star USC commit Domani Jackson must be on flip watch.
Gorney’s take: FACT. Earlier than Clay Helton was fired on Monday, I believed it was not even near taking place that Domani Jackson would think about flipping. The five-star cornerback had an incredible relationship with Helton and he’s tremendous shut with Donte Williams, plus Jackson at all times dreamed of enjoying at USC, so it regarded prefer it was all coming collectively completely. However now Helton is gone, Williams is the interim coach however who is aware of if he’ll even be thought of for the pinnacle teaching job (most likely unlikely) and Jackson is coming off an outstanding go to to Michigan. The Wolverines and Alabama are going to attempt very exhausting to flip the five-star. One thing that regarded unbelievable simply days in the past seems like a 50-50 shot now.
Younger’s take: FACT. USC’s firing of Helton on Monday can have some ripple results all through recruiting — some unfavorable because it casts uncertainty on the way forward for many prospects’ lead recruiters, some optimistic as Helton’s personal unsure standing had been aggressively used towards the Trojans in recruiting — and in Domani Jackson’s case it’s going to be attention-grabbing as a result of he was very shut with Helton. Jackson is definitely shut with interim head coach Donte Williams too, likes this system for different causes and has lengthy been interested in USC. However he actually preferred Helton. After he dedicated he instructed us that whereas he hears all of the unfavorable speak about Helton, “He’s my favourite coach.” I’d nonetheless put religion in Williams to solidify that dedication, particularly because it appears doubtless he’s retained no matter who’s employed, however it’s one thing to file away, particularly relying on who’s employed to fill the place.
Within the meantime, the unknown of who will take that job and what assistant coaches will stay in place creates a chief alternative for Michigan or Alabama to make a robust transfer for Jackson. So, positive, the potential of a flip must be on the radar.
2. Luther Burden has confirmed he is the perfect receiver within the 2022 class.
Gorney’s take: FACT. After I noticed Luther Burden in individual on Friday evening, he was phenomenal and I don’t assume East St. Louis, In poor health., threw the ball to him sufficient. Each time he touched it, the five-star receiver made one thing occur and the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco protection was making an attempt the whole lot attainable to restrict his touches. Nonetheless, Burden is a bodily receiver who can arrange cornerbacks, he’s aggressive and simply an impactful participant each snap he’s on the sector. The top of the receiver rankings might nonetheless see a whole lot of change over the approaching months, however I’d be hard-pressed to imagine somebody might take Burden off that No. 1 spot now.
Spiegelman’s take: FICTION. I do not know if Burden has cemented his spot atop the 2022 extensive receiver rankings, however he has definitely fortified his five-star standing in latest months. Burden is constructed like a participant that may dominate on Saturdays and Sundays at 6-foot-2 and 205 kilos. He’s a mismatch in terms of contested catches and making performs over the center and I respect his playmaking capability after the catch as nicely. However Texas five-star Evan Stewart is correct there with him. Tetairoa McMillan, Kaden Saunders and Shazz Preston might wind up pushing for consideration inside the highest 5 on the place. Burden definitely belongs at or near the highest with Stewart.
3. The Buckeyes are going to endure on the recruiting path due to their loss.
Gorney’s take: FICTION. Will Xavier Nwankpa, Shemar Stewart, Omari Abor, Kenyatta Jackson, Zion Branch, Kam Dewberry or Caden Curry now flip their nostril up at Ohio State as a result of it misplaced to Oregon? I positively don’t assume the Geese’ win can have any affect on their considering. But when there may be an overreaction right here like shifting on from defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs (who was getting a whole lot of warmth postgame) then that might negatively have an effect on Ohio State’s recruiting efforts. The Buckeyes are dominant virtually each week. This was one poor efficiency towards Oregon group. Recruiting shouldn’t be impacted a lot in any respect.
Lammers’ take: FICTION. At this level within the recruiting cycle I would not anticipate the result to have main implications on the recruiting path. The relationships, particularly within the ’22 cycle are thus far established, one sport like this does not tilt feelings very a lot, if in any respect towards the Buckeyes. Now, if days like this previous Saturday begin to develop into a pattern, then you can begin to see some trickle down into recruiting for Ohio State. Nevertheless, for now, one sport’s final result does nothing to alter the narrative the Buckeye workers is preaching to recruits. If something, it helps promote to some of their prime targets how they’d be used early on the defensive facet specifically.
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