I know, the Florida Gators had the No. 1 class in the nation and its Rivals.com ranking was just below USC's 2006 class as the best ever— that was, until Kiffin did his magic and USC vaulted by Florida to No. 1 late yesterday after this article was originally written.
However, when you look at this class USC put together very closely, it is easy to see that it's an amazing class with talented youngsters coming to a USC program that has had its coach in place for less than three weeks.
USC was able to pull in five great five-star recruits, which was the most in the nation. As the Trojans were pulling that miracle (How many times have you seen a class like that with a legend leaving three weeks before Signing Day?), they were able to clear up compliance issues with a five-star Patrick Hall from the 2009 class who has been in limbo and will be enrolling soon.
When you throw in the 14 remaining four-stars on USC's list—including the highest rated four-star by Rivals.com and one, lone, but very talented three-star— it's safe to say that USC has pulled off its greatest recruiting season ever, given the controversy and character assassination surrounding coach Lane Kiffin the last few weeks.
But what are the particular events, reasons and people who have led to this amazing haul, which Rivals ranks as by far the most talented person by person?
Read on for the Top 10 reasons this is USC's best recruiting class ever!