In an effort to give less well-rounded classes the accolades they deserve, I'd like to take the next two weeks to divide up the top recruiting classes in the country by offense and defense.
We begin this week on offense. History suggests that the greatest offensive recruiting class of all time was the one USC signed in 2003, featuring the likes of RB Reggie Bush, WR Steve Smith, T Sam Baker, QB John David Booty, C Ryan Kalil and RB Lendale White.
Considering Bush's net impact on the program, that may require a reranking, but you get the picture.
Can any of 2011's classes hold a candle to that one? We'll know more in four years, but here's a guess as to who is shaping up to try.