With USC's return to the top of the football world, many wonder how the Trojans have managed to overcome the many obstacles that have been set before them.
Having recently been tabbed as the No. 1 team in the nation by the college football experts at ESPN, how have the Trojans shrugged off two years of being banned from postseason bowl games and the loss of 30 scholarships over the next three years?
Well, despite the multitude of haters who wouldn't give the guy his due if their lives depended on it, the answer is clear.
Lane Kiffin deserves a ton of credit for bringing the Trojans back from the precipice of doom.
But despite the obvious kudos that should go his way for managing and coaching a proud program that could have—and probably should have—collapsed under the weight of what many believe were unfair sanctions handed down to them by the NCAA, that isn't what this slideshow is about.
No, this is about recruiting and in this area, Lane Kiffin may very well be the best gatherer of prep talent in the nation.
With recruiting being the life blood of every successful college football program, it is imperative to have someone who can deliver the best players that high school has to offer.
USC has that "someone."
And here are seven reasons why Lane Kiffin is college football's most dangerous recruiter.