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I think Starling made a mistake. I dont usually say that when a recruit goes elsewhere. But USC is ridiculously stacked with elite talent at both Safety positions and Carroll took too many this year. AND the clock wont start on another safety because Mays took his last year of eligibility.

 

Heres a thought to potential recruits thinking that USC is some super football factory. How far did Mays have to go to be elite? Heck, he was a once-in-a-decade talent before he ever stepped on campus. How much is it USC and how much is it that you play next to another 5-star safety, with 2 5-star DBs, behind a front 7 of 5-star lineman and linebackers?

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I think Starling made a mistake. I dont usually say that when a recruit goes elsewhere. But USC is ridiculously stacked with elite talent at both Safety positions and Carroll took too many this year. AND the clock wont start on another safety because Mays took his last year of eligibility.

 

Heres a thought to potential recruits thinking that USC is some super football factory. How far did Mays have to go to be elite? Heck, he was a once-in-a-decade talent before he ever stepped on campus. How much is it USC and how much is it that you play next to another 5-star safety, with 2 5-star DBs, behind a front 7 of 5-star lineman and linebackers?

 

If I am not mistaken, USC now has 13 Safeties on their roster :shock:

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If I am not mistaken, USC now has 13 Safeties on their roster :shock:

 

And most of them are underclassmen.

 

Shane Horton (rSO), Drew McAllister (rFR), Patrick Hall (FR), T.J. McDonald (FR), Chris Metcalf (FR) Byron Moore (FR)

 

And that doesnt even count the underclassmen athletes that project as safety.

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It doesn't really matter how many they have or take. You play the best guys and it gives you options. If they transfer, they transfer. You just limit the teams they can transfer to, alla Vidal Hazelton. As much as I thought it was stupid for USC to have so many RB's it makes sense. You are bound to get a good player out of the group and you also keep other teams from getting talent. I'm not saying losing out on Starling or Moore was huge but it would have been really nice for ND to get one of them.

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It doesn't really matter how many they have or take. You play the best guys and it gives you options. If they transfer, they transfer. You just limit the teams they can transfer to, alla Vidal Hazelton. As much as I thought it was stupid for USC to have so many RB's it makes sense. You are bound to get a good player out of the group and you also keep other teams from getting talent. I'm not saying losing out on Starling or Moore was huge but it would have been really nice for ND to get one of them.

 

I dont like any of their RBs honestly.

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I dont like any of their RBs honestly.

 

I hate to say it, but I think Joe McNight is one of the better backs in college football this year.

 

I think from a need stand point Moore was a very important recruit. We have one possibly two safety(s) in 08 and 09 combined.

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I hate to say it, but I think Joe McNight is one of the better backs in college football this year.

 

I think from a need stand point Moore was a very important recruit. We have one possibly two safety(s) in 08 and 09 combined.

 

The silver lining to that is being able to woo some stud safeties next year and they are always the best athletes and most exciting recruits.

 

We have some stud safeties in the upper classes (H. Smith, Sergio Brown, older McCarthy, even Herring if he's back). So we're fine in the short term.

 

I do agree that Moore was more important than Starling because we could use a true Free Safety type before we need another strong safety. Ironically, thouhg Slaughter is a CB/S he still seems like a Strong Safety to me....but would probably make a good FS too.

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Motta is regarded by many as a safety prospect. if harrison hadn's been at LB out of need this year you would put motta back there.

 

Quick LB's are great, but quick and big is better. I think harrison moves back to safety as does motta.makes the depth chart look better.

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Motta is regarded by many as a safety prospect. if harrison hadn's been at LB out of need this year you would put motta back there.

 

Quick LB's are great, but quick and big is better. I think harrison moves back to safety as does motta.makes the depth chart look better.

Motta is awesome but he doesn't have the same kind of speed as Harrison. Motta is very fast for LB but not so much as a DB. Let's not forget he was recruited as a LB unlike Harrison.

 

The point is that he's a LB no matter what some of us think, they didn't recruit him to be a safety and all that means is that they will look to add more S and CB in 2010.

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