This year is not turning out quite like the USC Trojans had planned. BCS National Championship gone. Pac-12 Conference championship highly unlikely. Heisman Trophy for their quarterback, also probably not going to happen.
So, what's a 2013 USC verbal commit recruit to think of all this? Some of the Trojans' esteemed 2013 class appear to be sticking like glue to their beloved USC.
Others? Not so much.
Even prior to the Oregon game, some of the "strong verbal" commits have indicated they will take visits to other schools. Most of them are couching it in terms of still being committed to USC, and they very well may be, but one has to wonder.
Do the Ducks have a chance at any of these highly-recruited kids? Read on.