The Reggie rules
SoCal kids grew up Reggie Bush fans, and it's helping USC recruiting
Updated: October 9, 2012, 11:14 AM ETBy Blair Angulo | WeAreSC
Joe Robbins/US PresswireElectrifying runs like this one against UCLA made Reggie Bush a hero to many young football fans, some of whom have grown into top propsects committed the Trojans.LOS ANGELES -- Around this time seven years ago, Reggie Bush imitations were a common sight on local elementary school playgrounds. Friendly games of two-hand touch were coated with Bush's signature flair. After touchdowns, many Heisman Trophy poses were struck. USC football was the talk of this town back then. The program had immense appeal and, considering current high school seniors were fifth-graders in 2005, it's not at all surprising that the Trojans now hold the top-ranked recruiting class in the country. Kids are typically easily persuaded and like to root for winners. That's why, despite the NCAA-mandated scholarship limitations, USC is still USC in the recruiting world.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
ESPN TOP HEADLINES
- Perkins, Noah in testy locker-room squabble
- Source: Rodgers expected to be out again
- Welker likely out until playoffs, sources say
- Sources: Bulls not seeking trade for Deng
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- Nike Youth USC Trojans Cardinal #9 Football Game Jersey