USC recruiting and potential sanctions 

May, 21, 2010

Diving into the mailbag Saturday. If you'd like to submit questions, send them to me via Twitter at @BFeldmanESPN.

From Ted in New York: With all of the constant speculation about what sanctions the NCAA may hand down on USC, how are the Trojans coping with this in recruiting?

Earlier this week, I'd asked Ed Orgeron, USC's recruiting coordinator, about how the staff is addressing that. He said it hasn't been as big a topic as it was with last year's recruiting class. "But," he pointed out, "we haven't been in the homes and it hasn't really gotten down to the decision-making process yet."

He said the staff has been instructed by Lane Kiffin not to speculate. "If [the recruits] ask, we say USC traditionally has done things the right way."

Max Wittek, a blue-chip QB recruit who committed to USC a few months ago, said he wasn't worried about the investigation: "To be honest, it if happens, then it happens, and I'll deal with it then," said Wittek.