As most "recruitniks" know, the signatures secured in February are gathered in the months leading up to national signing day.
As such, Lane Kiffin and his staff continue to work hard on securing pledges from prep players who are plying their trade at the high school level in 2013.
This slideshow will look at some of those efforts as USC attempts to once again secure a class that will have an impact on next year and those to follow.
Some of the news on the recruiting front for USC is perplexing, while some is troubling although not at all unexpected.
And all the while, new offers are being extended, including those to prospects graduating in 2015 as well.
In a year in which the Trojans need to win and do it with style, here are the players that Kiffin will count on in 2014 and beyond.