The Trojans have always valued recruits with positional versatility. With scholarship restrictions in effect, that quality is even more important for USC.
Senior cornerback Isiah Wiley starred in a spring game that saw the defense make its case for a little of the same attention usually paid to the Trojans offense.
The Mission Viejo-Santa Margarita matchup should prove to be an enticing one for Trojans fans to keep an eye on.
With Sunday marking the official start of in-home visits, the USC coaching staff is hitting the ground running.
USC has a long line of success recruiting at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High School. Junior safety Max Redfield could be the next Diablo to become a Trojan.
They might have been the smallest guys on the field Saturday, but without RB Curtis McNeal and CB Nickell Robey, USC wouldn't have been close to Stanford.
A position-by-position look at where USC stands with its 2012 recruiting class.