USC Basketball has officially picked up a commitment from Isaiah Collier, who is the No. 1 player in the 247Sports rankings. There could not be any bigger news to come out of this program right now than this commitment. Collier is the No. 1 player by both 247Sports and On3.
Even the recruiting services that don't have him as No. 1 still have him as a top notch recruit, as his 247Sports composite ranking still has him as a top four player in the entire country. It also has him as the No. 1 Point Guard in the nation, and the No. 1 player from Georgia. Collier adds to the elite recruiting class that SC has built for the second straight year.
Collier's commitment drives USC up to No. 10 in 247Sports' team recruiting rankings, giving them a top 10 class in back-to-back years (they were seventh last year). This is their second straight year picking up a five-star recruit. Collier is also a perfect fit for the Trojans, as SC is going with a two-guard system nowadays.
Andy Enfield wants to feature two guards who both handle the ball frequently throughout games. After this year, both Drew Peterson and Boogie Ellis will be off to the NBA. SC is going to need two new blue-chip PG's to take their place. The Trojans already had scopped up a commitment from four-star (247Sports Composite ranking) Combo Guard Silas Demary Jr.
And now, USC Basketball has that second elite point guard recruit for this class in Isaiah Collier.
Isaiah Collier very clearly made the right decision to commit to USC Basketball. That's because very few coaches around the country are better at developing NBA talent than Enfield. This year, SC is tied for the fourth-most players on NBA rosters with 11. The only programs ahead of them are Kentucky, Duke, and UCLA. SC is tied with North Carolina for the fourth-best total.
For SC to be in the top five with college basketball blue bloods who have far more resources for basketball to lean back on than what Enfield has at USC goes to show how dominant of a coaching job Enfield does.
He's undoubtedly one of the top talent developers in the country. Now, though, he'll be able to develop better talent with the elite recruiting he's been doing these past two years specifically. The ceiling of the players that will come to this program next year is going to be high. They're already immensely talented, and they clearly will be coached by the right man for the job.