Recruiting 2019: 5 Coaches Who Need (And Should Have) A Big National Signing Day

Recruiting 2019: 5 Coaches Who Need (And Should Have) A Big National Signing Day

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Recruiting 2019: 5 Coaches Who Need (And Should Have) A Big National Signing Day

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2. Clay Helton, USC

It’s not an awful class from the December haul, but it’s not the top five-caliber class of last year … yet.

Helton has a way of loading up late. Last recruiting season, he had QB JT Daniels early, but five-star defensive backs Olajiah Griffin and Isaac Taylor-Stuart signed in February, and Palaie Gaoteote was a huge linebacker get late in the process.

Again, this year’s class isn’t all that bad. It’s rock-solid with good prospects, but Helton hasn’t landed the true superstars yet. The down 2018 might have something to do with it, and the uncertainty at offensive coordinator was a wee bit of an issue. But now it’s time to get a few Johnny Five-Stars.

DE Drake Jackson should be a star with a little bit of time, and Nick Figueroa is right behind him, but as long as WR Kyle Ford signs, and if there can be a few big Wednesday signings, everything will change.

So far, though, you could recruit at USC and get something close this class – because it’s USC. After Wednesday, Helton has to take this fringe top 20 class and move it into the top ten.

NEXT: Time to turn the machine back on

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