It's difficult to find a team that had a more disappointing 2012 football season than the USC Trojans.
After a 10-2 finish in his second year as head coach it appeared Lane Kiffin, whose offense boasted an array of offensive weapons, was set to take his squad back to the promised land.
But the preseason No. 1 team in the land quickly tumbled.
The Trojans lost at Stanford in their third game of the season, and after they seemingly figured things out with wins in the next four, they lost five of their last six—including a defeat at the hands of Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl—to finish 7-6.
To make matters worse, star junior wide receiver Robert Woods announced he would join quarterback Matt Barkley in the NFL draft.
Nevertheless, while things in Los Angeles seem dreary, quick turnaround in college football is possible with an elite recruiting class.
Here, we take a deeper look at the Trojans' 2013 recruits.