Sep 21, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans receiver Marqise Lee (9) carries the ball against the Utah State Aggies at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated Utah State 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Greener pastures appear to be on the horizon for many Pac-12 South underclassmen. No more classrooms for these NFL prospects in the near future. Ka’Deem Carey and Marqise Lee highlight the Pac-12 South’s early entries and each have high hopes to hear their names called on Day 1 come April.
USC is losing the attrition battle by a mile as five of their underclassmen apparently are not willing to hang around to determine if Sarkesian is going to turn the program around. Boosters at SC should learn to exercise patience when Sark fails to produce next season, otherwise this merry-go-round will continue unabated.
Arizona and Colorado are losing their top offensive weapons, so their future in a have and have not South may be murky. These are not reloading programs where the next man up will match the talent that just exited, so again, guard your optimism, Buff and Wildcat faithful.
Utah and ASU are not losing much, but where the ascension of Sun Devil nation will likely continue, Utah’s hopes lie in a weak schedule.
Jim Mora’s loyalty seems to have been rewarded as his stockpiled talent is largely remaining, hoping to bring the Baby Blue back to national prominence.
Carl Bradford OLB Arizona State
Ka’Deem Carey RB Arizona
Xavier Su’a-Filo OG UCLA
Dione Bailey S USC
Marqis Lee WR USC
Marcus Martin C USC
George Uko DT USC
Xavier Grimble TE USC
Paul Richardson WR Colorado
Jake Murphy TE Utah