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Seahawks Game Changing Hire: The Pete Carroll Connection

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Simple idea, but somewhat involved: How is Pete Carroll connected to the top 100 prospects in the NFL draft? Below are the top ten prospects, if USC recruited them, if USC played them, and their performance if applicable. I will update throughout today and tomorrow until I create a comprehensive list. Easy.

Ndamukong Suh

Recruited: No.

Played Against: 2006 and 2007.

Stats: 4.5 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, 1 sack.

 

Sam Bradford

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

 

Gerald McCoy

Recruited: Yes, by Ken Norton, Jr.

Played Against: No.

 

Eric Berry

Recruited: Yes, by Todd McNair.

Played Against: No.

 

Russell Okung

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

 

Trent Williams

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

 

C.J. Spiller

Recruited: Yes, by Lane Kiffin.

Played Against: No.

 

Joe Haden

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

 

Derrick Morgan

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.


Bryan Bulaga

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Updated to include Rolando McClain through Sergio Kindle.

Updated to include Jason Pierre-Paul through Devin McCourty.

Updated to include Carlos Dunlap through Jimmy Graham.

Rolando McClain

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Jimmy Clausen

Recruited: Yes, by Steve Sarkisian.

Played Against: In 2008 and 2009.

Stats: 35/65, 301 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs, 9 sacks.

Dan Williams

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Earl Thomas

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Anthony Davis

Recruited: Yes.

Played Against: No.

Brandon Graham

Recruited: No.

Played Against: USC played Michigan in 2006, but Graham did not play.

Taylor Mays:

N/A

Dez Bryant

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Mike Iupati

Recruited: Yes.

Played Against: Yes, in 2007.

Sergio Kindle

Recruited: Yes.

Played Against: No.

Jason Pierre-Paul

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Kyle Wilson

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Everson Griffen

N/A

Ryan Mathews

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Sean Weatherspoon

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Jermaine Gresham

Recruited: Yes.

Played Against: No.

Maurkice Pouncey

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Jared Odrick

Recruited: No.

Played Against: Yes, in 2008.

Stats: 1.5 tackles.

Jerry Hughes

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Devin McCourty

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Golden Tate

Recruited: No.

Played Against: Yes, in 2009, 2008 and 2007.

Stats: 1 rush, 3 yards, 11 receptions, 154 yards, 2 TDs, 4 KO returns, 80 yards, 1 Punt return, 2 yards.

Charles Brown

N/A

Kareem Jackson

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Brian Price

Recruited: Yes, Ken Norton, Jr.

Played Against: Yes, 2009, 2008 and 2007.

Stats: 7.5 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, 2 quarterback hurries.

Demaryius Thomas

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Tim Tebow

Recruited: Yes, by Lane Kiffin.

Played Against: No.

Patrick Robinson

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Rodger Saffold

Recruited: No.

Played against: No.

Jahvid Best

Recruited: Yes, by Pat Ruel.

Played Against: Yes, in 2009, 2008 and 2007.

Stats: 30 rushes, 108 yards gained, 13 lost, 5 receptions, 20 yards net, 1 KO Return, 25 yards.

Colt McCoy

Recruited: No.

Played Against: Teams met in 2005 BCS...; McCoy did not play.

Carlos Dunlap

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Bruce Campbell

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Daryl Washington

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Terrence Cody

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Tyson Alualu

Recruited: No.

Played Against: Yes, in 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

Stats: 11 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 1 pass defended, 2 quarterback hurries.

Rob Gronkowski

Recruited: No.

Played against: Yes, 2008 and 2007.

Stats: 3 receptions, 19 yards, 1 tackle.

Chris Cook

Recruited: No.

Played against: No.

Nate Allen

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Brandon Ghee

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.

Jimmy Graham

Recruited: No.

Played Against: No.