Recruiting rankings can be subjective, but here’s one way to evaluate. Who else recruited each player? Nick Perry chose USC over Michigan. T.J. Bryant chose USC over Florida State, Florida, Miami, Alabama and LSU. Brice Butler chose USC over Georgia. Blake Ayles could have gone to Ohio State.
Now it cuts both ways. Malik Jackson was headed to Fresno State and Brian Baucham was on his way to Washington State. But that’s the point when looking at the class overall.