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.
Sunday's NFTC at Redondo Union High School attracted some of the best football players in the west, many of whom are high on USC's prospect lists.
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.
Wide receiver Steven Mitchell grew up going to USC football games, so when he received a scholarship offer from the Trojans, his recruitment basically ended.
A look at how USC's recruiting class, from early enrollees to uncommitted prospects, might fit on the Trojans.
With seven incoming freshman already on campus for the spring semester, USC has a nice head start in integrating its 2013 recuriting class into the fold.
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.
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.
Lane Kiffin is looking to live up to his reputation as a strong recruiting closer in the final week before signing day
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.
Now that USC has a defensive coordinator, Lane Kiffin has the offseason to finish recruiting, figure out play-calling and bring a physical mentality back to the Trojans.
How the Trojans are able to navigate the stretch between now and signing day will have a big impact on the USC recruiting class.