USC's 2011 signing class was the last one before their scholarship ban went into effect. It was the last opportunity for the Trojans to bring in a fully loaded class with the hopes that those talented athletes would help carry USC through the years of reduced classes to come.
So how did they do?
On paper, the Trojans' 2011 signees were considered third-best in the nation and No. 1 in the Pac-12, according to 247Sports.
But for all the usual reasons that cause athletes to transfer—playing time, academic eligibility, "family reasons"—several of those 19 signees came and went from Troy without leaving a dent in the program. Of those that stayed, some shined brightly while others are still trying to find the limelight. Others were just flat-out busts.
This is a look back at USC's 2011 signing class.
All recruiting information courtesy of 247Sports unless otherwise noted.