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.
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.
Any thoughts that Pat Haden didn't have the resolve to make major change were foiled when the USC AD fired basketball coach Kevin O'Neill, serving as a message for Lane Kiffin.
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.
With all the mini-controversies swirling around Lane Kiffin this season, Saturday's showdown with UCLA could have far-reaching implications.
Greg Katz profiles USC OL John Martinez as he returns home for Thursday's showdown with Utah.
The success of Marqise Lee -- along with Nickell Robey, Tony Burnett and D.J. Morgan -- in track and field brings back memories of past two-sport Trojans stars.
Any sort of May malaise USC fans might have been in was eradicated with two four-star RB commits, a Hall of Fame inductee, a goodwill mission and long-awaited control of their home stadium.
Nicknames have gone hand in hand with success over USC's illustrious football history. So what nickname will star QB Matt Barkley be called by the time he's done in Troy?
New Jersey native Anthony Sarao fits the bill of the East Coast tough guy, something that should help him get time as a redshirt freshman LB for USC this season.
Three new assistant coaches have signed on with USC, which has had a lot of success setting up its assistant coaches for greatness.
They may have different styles, but you won't find better recruiters in the nation than USC's Ed Orgeron and California's Tosh Lupoi.
While Colorado wants to recruit in USC's backyard, the Trojans have gotten their fair share of stars from the Rocky Mountain State.
Matt Barkley and Andrew Luck are elite quarterbacks, but having star signal-callers is not a new thing for USC and Stanford.