The Trojans have been preparing for the NCAA-sanctioned scholarship limits since they were decreed, but they still are presenting challenges.
WeAreSC looks at Friday's high school slate, Ryan McDaniel's injury and USC's official visit plan.
Erik McKinney counts down USC's top 10 recruiting needs, evaluating the status of positions 6 through 10.
Max Tuerk and Darreus Rogers to face each other, USC-ASU game to host several recruits, Arik Armstead cancels visit.
LB/RB prospect Ryan McDaniel has Arizona State in front, but he will take an unofficial visit to USC this weekend.
Much of the Trojans' wish list is made up of prospects that will require, not surprisingly, challenging California.