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.
A look at how USC's recruiting class, from early enrollees to uncommitted prospects, might fit on the Trojans.
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.
In his recruiting mailbag, Tom VanHaaren writes about the battle for Chicago and how hit might pick up between Michigan and Notre Dame.
DL Kenny Bigelow and OL Khaliel Rodgers saw their senior seasons cut short, so they can't wait to get to USC and help the Trojans on the field.
Maryland four-star offensive tackle Na'Ty Rodgers, who has an offer from Oklahoma and will be visiting the Sooners in two weeks, has a family tie to OU. His father, Tyrone, played for the Sooners for a season.
So their resumes are slightly different, but Texas TE commit Geoff Swaim has followed a similar under-the-radar path as NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.
Commits from 2013 wide receiver Steven Mitchell and 2014 linemen Jordan Poland and Toa Lobendahn marked USC's first camp weekend and also altered the Trojans' recruiting landscape going forward.
With four commits in the fold, here's a look at where the Trojans will go from here in the 2013 recruiting class.
Elkton, Md., teammates Kenny Bigelow and Davis Stills attended Saturday's spring game and were able to get a glimpse at their futures with USC.
There's no rest for the weary, as the USC coaching staff rolls onto the 2013 class. This is what, and who, it'll be looking for.
Kenny Bigelow, a junior defensive tackle that committed to USC last week, and freshman quarterback commit David Sills V lead a cohesive six-pack of elite prospects at Bear (Del.) Red Lion Academy.
Steve Bisheff looks forward to seeing George Farmer at running back and remembers Al Davis.