USC’s decision to keep Clay Helton as head coach is looking worse and worse, especially as rivals are assessing the Trojan recruiting class.

Based on 247 Sports’ recruiting rankings, USC’s 2020 recruiting class is worst in the Pac-12 and 79th best in the nation, wedged between the likes of Bowling Green and Louisiana.

So how bad is it? According to FOX Sports’ well-connected insider Bruce Feldman, rival Pac-12 coaches have said USC’s recruiting class is at a Mountain West level.