Talentwise, Sidney was one of the most coveted recruits in the country as a senior, but neither UCLA or USC wanted the Fairfax HS product.
Speaking with Kyle Veazey of the Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger, Tim Floyd spoke for the first time about why USC stopped recruiting Sidney:
"Our school was reacting to an article that was going to be written in the L.A. Times," Floyd said. "Given the fact that the institution was involved in an institutional control investigation, they viewed it as preventive management. They could not put their finger on anything."Probably was a good decision by USC. With the Reggie Bush and OJ Mayo scandals still hanging over them, the last thing they needed was another high-profile recruit carrying baggage.