To start, this list was awfully tough to put together. Production was a factor, but a bigger emphasis was put on how good a player was as a recruit.
USC has signed a large amount of the best recruits of the BCS era, which essentially began in January of 1999.
Former head coach Pete Carroll is responsible for many recruits on this list, as he will go down as one of the best recruiting head coaches college football has ever seen. The Trojans are known for their ability to pull top talent from anywhere in the country, and this list is more proof of that.
USC signed an elite defensive lineman in 2001, the same year it signed a quarterback who went on to win a Heisman. Plus, an offensive tackle signed in 2008 is also on this list.