While USC still does not know who its starting quarterback is, the Trojans have cast a wide net to bring in their top recruiting targets. USC is no longer feared on the recruiting trail, but a strong 2014 class would re-establish Troy as a great place for elite recruits.
Head coach Lane Kiffin and his staff are working hard, but much of their 2014 recruiting success will be based on the kind of season USC has in 2013. A great showing on the field would seal the deal with several great prospects, while another subpar year would bring wholesale changes in Los Angeles.
The Trojans would love to keep several highly-touted local prospects home. However, they will also try to beat out a few SEC teams for a receiver, along with reeling back in a former offensive line commitment.