At a school like USC, where four- and five-star recruits gather to play football in the media haven that is Los Angeles, it is very difficult to go unnoticed or become underrated. However, some players have still managed to do it.
While Matt Barkley makes his Heisman bid and Robert Woods steals whatever spotlight Barkley leaves behind, some making smaller contributions may be passed over by the camera crews and newspapers. That is, until they start making headlines of their own.
Here are five Trojans who may enter 2012 underrated, but will be well-known as stars by 2013.