Are USC, UCLA recruits different types? Kiffin thinks so

USC coach Lane Kiffin said there’s a difference between guys who want to play for the Trojans and those who want to play at rival UCLA.

No doubt Kiffin was getting in a bit of a jab at the Bruins last week on the heels of national signing day.

Kiffin said the difference is apparent almost immediately when he and his staff talk to players.

“We know within the first 10 minutes,” Kiffin said in a report by the Orange County Register, “whether they’re the type of guys that want to play here or there.”

Kiffin said he can tell the difference by “the questions that they ask,” the way the recruits carry themselves and a certain “feeling” he gets about them from having worked the area so long, according to the Register report.