For as long as anyone can remember, USC has attracted top flight high school recruits to the sunny climes of Southern California.
Even during the lean periods of the late 1980's and 90's, premier prep players still found the attraction of playing for the Trojans difficult to resist.
And now that the NCAA has reduced the amount of scholarships the Trojans can offer for the next three years, top flight players still yearn to don the cardinal and gold.
But why has the allure of USC been so strong for these young players?
What is the source of this magnetic attraction that draws these recruits from all over the nation to play for the men of Troy?
This slide show will look at some of the reasons that USC has been so successful in drawing high school talent to the storied university.
Some of the reasons will be obvious, others perhaps a little less apparent.
But all of these attributes combine to make USC one of the most attractive places for young players to ply their trade on the gridiron.
Let's find out why this is so...