In another example of the fickle hearts of high school-aged boys, top defensive end Kenny Bigelow gave the Trojan Family a bit of a scare when he tweeted in June that, if he had to make a top 5 then, USC would rank third on his list. Bigelow gave him commit to USC right after their blowout victory over UCLA, making him their first commit for the class of 2013.
Bigelow then went on to say that he is unwavering in his commitment, but the tweet still obviously made USC a little uncomfortable with National Signing Day still seven months away.
On Tuesday, Bigelow again came up in conversation on Twitter when Rivals writer Mike Farrell tweeted about a discussion he had with Bigelow’s coach:
Kenny Bigelow’s coach told me he’s all #USC no matter where Khaliel Rodgers ends up. You boys wanna chime in?
— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) July 3, 2012
Rodgers and Bigelow both play for Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, Maryland, and are apparently like brothers. However, according to that tweet, where Rodgers plays his college ball has no bearing on Bigelow’s commitment to USC. Top-ranked offensive guard Rodgers is interested in SC but the Trojans have yet to offer him a scholarship. Another teammate of theirs, Quarterback David Sills, gave a strong verbal commitment in 2010, when he was just 13 years old. He just wrapped up his freshman year though and won’t don cardinal and gold until 2015.
We’ve seen close friends sway commitments before, and with Signing Day still so far away, there are still plenty of surprises and changes to be made along the recruiting trail.