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Mailbag: Trojans recruits aren't wavering

11/23/2012

WeAreSC recruiting reporter Blair Angulo answers reader questions in his mailbag every Friday. Have a USC recruiting question of your own? Submit it here.

Jason Kane (via @TheJasonKane): In your honest opinion, do you feel commits are wavering in their commitment to SC football?

No. Not at all. Actually, an argument could be made that USC’s on-field shortcomings have strengthened the bond among recruits. Defensive tackle Kenny Bigelow (Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian Academy), who committed last November, told me this week that it’s been important for the recruits to stick together through the losses.

"If we can make it through this -- with everyone bashing the Trojans and bashing us recruits for wanting to be Trojans -- we can make it through anything," Bigelow said. "That's going to make our bond that much stronger. The chemistry on our team will be phenomenal.”

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that a large chunk of the current class intends to enroll early. Bigelow, Max Browne, Su’a Cravens, Justin Davis, Kylie Fitts, Chris Hawkins, Ty Isaac and Eldridge Massington plan to be taking classes at USC in January, meaning their minds are made up.

The others haven’t wavered, either. No. 4-rated defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes (Auburn, Calif./Placer) has said he would consider a move, but only if coach Ed Orgeron took another job.