In approximately two weeks, USC will have signed its 2014 recruiting class, and in doing so, new head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff will have established the foundation on which the program will build going forward.
With 19 scholarships to give this year—five of which have already been used by early entrants to the program—Sark and company know that they will have to get it right with these precious free rides because USC can't afford to miss on a recruit while it finishes up the NCAA-mandated sanctions which have decimated its roster for the last three years.
Bearing this in mind, USC has its eyes set on some very good players as it closes this year's recruiting class.
This slideshow will look at some of these blue-chip targets and offer an assessment the Trojans' chances to sign these highly sought-after players.
What are the odds of USC fattening up on some prime prep talent come national signing day?
Let's find out...