At one time, USC's tight end unit was absolutely stacked with several 5-star prospects. The only question was how was the coaching staff going to find playing time for all of these studs?
Well, those days are long gone now and, all of a sudden, the Trojans find themselves lacking depth at the position due to the removal of one player for legal issues (Junior Pomee) and the loss of another (Christian Thomas) to a transfer.
This leaves USC with three scholarship tight ends, and while Xavier Grimble, Randall Telfer and Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick are all outstanding players, the Trojans are just an injury away from having their playbook severely restricted.
Further complicating matters is the fact that Lane Kiffin did not sign a tight end in last year's class which means that securing at least one in this year's class is paramount.
This slideshow will look at some of the prospects the Trojans have offered this year and provide some analysis as to what they have to offer
So without further delay, here are the tight ends USC has in their cross hairs.