USC middle linebacker Chris Galippo signed with the Trojans over Arizona State, among other schools, back in February of 2007, when he was a five-star prospect coming out of Anaheim Servite.
But he took notice of what the Sun Devils had to offer to recruits. And, in this video taken after Tuesday's practice, he explains what coach Dennis Erickson and ASU did well in recruiting players out of Southern California, including this in-depth explanation.
"For a while there, they did a good job of feeding off the guys that 'SC wasn't offering," Galippo said. "For Coach Carroll's span, if there was a No. 1 recruit in Southern California, USC was getting him.
"And schools like Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon and UCLA, they did a good job of taking those three- or four-star guys that ended up being great players in college, that maybe SC sort of overlooked or didn't offer or something like that."
See the video here: