Jawanza Starling, who committed to USC earlier today, is still not showing up on the Official USC website as a signee for their class of 2009. Pete Carroll also did NOT mention Starling at his press conference when he introduced the class – that should be confirmation that USC does not have his letter of intent yet.
Now, that doesn’t mean that Starling won’t be sending in the LOI or that he hasn’t signed it. It just means that USC hasn’t gotten yet. If they had, Starling would be listed on their official list of signees and Carroll would have mentioned him during his press conference.
It certainly would be quite a role reversal for something like this to happen in Notre Dame’s favor wouldn’t it? Let’s not get our hopes up just yet, but at least for now it appears as though there may be a glimmer of hope here. Remember, there were several stories regarding Starlings commitment and even a video showing him put on a USC so if anything, this would still be a long shot.
We’ll post more when information is available.