As the February 5 national signing day draws near, a nervous USC Trojans fanbase turns a wary eye to the day when a program's future is either secured or crushed.
For USC—a program with few scholarships open thanks to NCAA sanctions—it is critical that the Trojans secure the few blue-chip recruits left on the board.
With the men of Troy still in play for some very talented prep athletes, new head coach Steve Sarkisian will hone his efforts to bring these premier players into the Cardinal and Gold fold.
But exactly who are these players USC is targeting to finish its 2014 class?
This slideshow will take an updated look at these players that the Trojans would love to land.
For those that follow USC recruiting, many of the names will be familiar, but perhaps their status as of today is not, so let's find out where these targeted players now stand...