USC's Blake Ayles Transferring to Miami in Order to Win National Championship
Ayles has spent three years playing for the Trojans and never quite lived up to his recruiting expectations. He played in ten games last year, but only managed to catch one pass. Because of the NCAA sanction against USC, Ayles was able to transfer to any school outside of the Pac-10 and will be eligible to play beginning next season.
"After [Carrol] got the job I thought about it, looked into it and I asked if there was a spot," Ayles told The LA Times. "He said, 'Come on out.'"
"It's a fresh start ...I'm just trying to get that starting spot and fulfill my dream of winning a national title."
Granted, USC's post-season ban will continue until next season, and the state of the program under Lane Kiffin isn't exactly national championship caliber. So technically Ayles would have a better chance of winning that big BCS game next season with the 'Canes, but we have to wonder if the staff is seriously selling potential players on the idea. Not that we wouldn't want to believe, but we're understandably hesitant. Then again, all great things start with a little belief that it's possible. We think we saw that embroidered on a pillow somewhere.
Ayles is the second player Miami has stolen from USC in as many years. Last year, Seantrel Henderson was let out of his commitment to join the Trojans in order to take his talents to Coral Gables.
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