Now that the national signing day madness is over for another year, it is time for USC and its fans to take stock of who will don the cardinal and gold next season.
While this class was short on numbers, it is very long on quality, and certainly some of these precocious freshmen-to-be will contribute for the Trojans in 2013.
Although each and every player in this class is a player USC expects to build around, some will be featured sooner rather than later.
To that end, this slideshow will look at those players the Trojans will be expecting to perform this season.
On a team that will be operating with 10 fewer scholarships—thanks to the NCAA's sanctions—the Trojans need some of these freshmen to step up now.
Here are the ones they will be counting on...