WeAreSC links: Tailbacks in short supply

Garry PaskwietzInsider: Tailback U is having issues finding tailbacks to fill out its roster, and the dearth of talent at that position in Southern California is a big reason why.

Erik McKinneyInsider: To get a recruit to commit, selling mom and dad is as important as selling the player, as evidenced by the cases of Ellis McCarthy and Kevon Seymour.

Kyle WilliamsInsider: Curtis McNeal didn't emerge as USC's go-to tailback because of his speed or strength. His patience and ability to read blocks had just as much to do with it.

More RecruitingInsider: Analysis of the final update of the ESPNU 150 from a USC recruiting perspective.

Weekly Roundtable: The WeAreSC panel recollects the heartbreaking losses for the Trojans on national signing day.

More PaskwietzInsider: Former USC defensive tackle Armond Armstead seems to be sticking around the school for longer than most thought.

More McKinneyInsider: USC commit Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick was named the country's top tight end in the ESPNU 150.