With several USC recruits and targets having gone quiet before signing day, it's hard to tell if that's a good or bad sign for the Trojans.
Kylie Fitts and others have found it's more difficult to succeed on the field after pledging to a big-time program like USC.
Greg Katz profiles USC OL John Martinez as he returns home for Thursday's showdown with Utah.
While there aren't any San Diego County products on the Trojans' radar this year, the area has been fruitful for the Trojans in the past.
USC picked a good time to go 10-2, as much of the South Division is retooling with high-profile coaches.