For those of you in the audience when Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw played Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft at Canoga Park, Calif., high school last Friday saw USC head coach Pete Carroll and three of his assistants. The assistants were Steve Sarkissian, Jethro Franklin and Greg Burns.
The Trojan brain trust was there to evaluate talent on both sides of the ball.
Obviously they liked what they four-star wide receiver/cornerback Jamere Holland (6-1, 175, 4.35) Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft because according to Taft offensive coordinator they offered the Taft speedster at halftime as a wide receiver.
There was beginning to be word that Holland may be better suited as a cornerback and after seeing the first half of the game those in attendance would have tended to agree.
Holland held three-star wide receiver Tyquan Knox to one catch for six yards in the first half.
Knox, of course, went on to have a great game but Holland was not in at the time. Holland left the field because he was cramping up.
Holland, a member of the Rivals100 as the No. 4 rated wide receiver in the country, only caught one pass for roughly ten yards but it was a score. He dropped two passes that would have been certain scores, one of them would have been a good catch, but the other one was in the bread basket.
"We thought that USC would have offered as a corner," Henderson said. "But they offered him as a wide receiver."