As the USC Trojans prepare to close the book on a very disappointing 2012 season, fans of the program can look forward to high school letter-of-intent signing day and the promise of a top-five nationally ranked class that will be delivered in February.
For head coach Lane Kiffin, it is this class that will hold off those immediately calling for his job because from top to bottom, the 2013 Trojan recruits will be the most talented in the nation.
But what about beyond next year? How will Kiffin attempt to build on what will no doubt be a "make or break" season?
This slideshow will take an early look at the 2014 recruiting class as Kiffin and his recruiting staff look to cement a solid foundation for the future.
In a continuing series, we will look at five prospects who have received scholarship offers from the Trojans.