Though the Trojans might benefit if Florida State releases the star 2013 linebacker from his letter of intent, they know what kind of moral dilemma FSU coach Jimbo Fisher is facing.
While USC has been deliberate in recruiting local star OL Damien Mama and Viane Talamaivao, out-of-area schools such as national champion Alabama have gotten a leg up.
USC baby boomers have seen a lot of good times, and now they're hoping for another great run under Lane Kiffin.
USC has its sights set on local tight end Tyler Luatua. If Luatua stays home, he'd be the latest in long line of Trojans greats at that position.
USC's recruiting class certainly took some hits on signing day, but let's not lose sight of the players who did elect to become Trojans.
While waiting for top prospects to announce their decisions on signing day can be nerve-wracking, few dramas compare to 1979 and Herschel Walker and Kerwin Bell.
USC's recruiting class was moving along awesomely in August. But a poor season and coaching controversy has made things a bit more complicated.
In the unpredictable world of recruiting, it's great to get five-star prospects. But a team's success often comes down to coaching and player development.
USC's recruiting class has suffered some blows recently, but having all of their commits at the two big all-star games should be a benefit down the stretch.
USC's trio of Lane Kiffin, Ed Orgeron and Kennedy Polamalu takes a backseat to no one when it comes to recruiting the nation's best players.
Lane Kiffin just finished coaching one of the most disappointing USC seasons in memory. So why hasn't USC AD Pat Haden pull the plug? A top recruiting class has a lot to do with it, and Kiffin knows it.
USC has had its share of defensive linemen come in as freshman and make an impact. Leonard Williams might be the next in line to do that.
Recruiting a USC Trojans football legacy, the son of a former player, has to be one of the toughest decisions a staff has to make, especially with NCAA scholarship limitations in place.
Rumors of the demise of USC's national recruiting prowess have been severely exaggerated, as the Trojans are flexing their national recruiting muscles.
San Clemente OL Sean Harlow, son of USC great Pat Harlow, might be the next in a long line of Trojans legacies to run through the Coliseum tunnel.
A look at several USC recruits that didn't get the high school hype but performed at an extremely high level for the Cardinal and Gold.