Ariya Crook-Williams verbals to USC

WHOA.

Ariya Crook-Williams, the No. 15 prospect in the ESPN HoopGurlz Hot 100, has given a verbal commitment to play for the University of Southern California.

The 5-foot-7 guard, who has a knack for hitting big shots and plays what her Cal Sparks club coach Elbert Kinnebrew describes as a “power” game from the perimeter, announced her decision to USC coach Michael Cooper on Wednesday afternoon.

I was just talking to someone last night about UCLA’s seeming lack of recruiting knack, and this underscores the point.

Crook-Williams was at every Bruin home game this year, and it was rumored that she was at the top of their list. What happened?? (I knew there was a USC Elite camp this week, but was it really all that? I guess so…)