Recruits react to Monte Kiffin's departure 

November, 29, 2012
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The resignation of USC assistant head coach Monte Kiffin on Thursday night didn't send shock waves through the Trojans' No. 2-rated recruiting class. The move was hardly surprising and had no effect on the commitment status of recruits.

[+] EnlargeMichael Hutchings
Tom Hauck for ESPN.comUSC linebacker commit Michael Hutchings doesn't see Monte Kiffin's resignation affecting his pledge to the Trojans.
Four-star outside linebacker Michael Hutchings (Concord, Calif./De La Salle), who committed to USC in July, wondered which direction the Trojans' defense is headed.

"It doesn't affect me too much," Hutchings said. "I really like Coach Kiffin. I think he's a great defensive mind, but I don't really have a big reaction to it. My main concern is whether they'll stay at a 4-3 defense or change to 3-4. ... I'd just want to know my role in the new defense."

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