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USC's recruiting future up in the air

Carroll turned USC into a recruiting machine, but reaction is mixed now that he's gone

Originally Published: January 2, 2010
By JC Shurburtt and Gerry Hamilton | Scouts Inc.

The departure of Pete Carroll from Southern California starts the breakup of one of the great recruiting dynasties of this decade. Under Carroll, the Trojans were able to walk into any school anywhere in the country and have a great shot at a prospect.

Since 2006, the Trojans annually have had a recruiting class ranked in the top 10. They were No. 2 in 2006, No. 1 in 2007, No. 7 in 2008 and No. 4 in 2009. There were reasons for this. The first, of course, is winning. USC, while it will ...

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