The high school All-American games are just around the corner, and the nation's top seniors will bring in the New Year by showcasing their talents to a national audience before joining the collegiate ranks next fall.
For USC fans, the All-American games will serve as an opportunity to get a first look at the future of Trojan football, as well as check in on the targets who could end up at USC come national signing day. USC has three commits playing in the U.S. Army All-American Game and none in the Under Armour one, but there are a number of guys up from grabs who are worth a look.
With just over a month to go until national signing day, the impression left in these games will resonate down the stretch of the recruiting trail.
Before we look at the prospects, here's the vital game-day information:
Under Armour All-America Game
Date: Thurs., Jan. 2,
Time: 1 p.m. PT
U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Date: Sat., Jan. 4
Time: 10 a.m. PT