10. WR Nelson Agholor (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep) -- A dynamic two-way player will likely begin his career as a wide receiver. He drops on this list because he doesn't play a position of huge need in this class and he won't end up in the Pac-12 if he doesn't sign with USC. He remains on the list because he is a potential game-changer and the Trojans could be forced to face him every year, as Notre Dame is high on his list.
9. ATH Davonte Neal (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral) -- Another two-way standout, Neal would give the Trojans a big-time cornerback and outstanding special teams returner in this class. Cornerback is definitely a need position, but if the Trojans miss on Neal, he could very well be headed out of the conference.
8. DT Aziz Shittu (Atwater, Calif./Buhach Colony) -- The USC coaches would like to add a couple of defensive tackles in this class, and Shittu has been a target for some time now. He is athletic enough to play any of the four positions along the line and would give USC tremendous flexibility in working with a depleted roster. On top of that, grabbing Shittu would keep him away from Pac-12 competition in Stanford, California and UCLA.
7. OT Zach Banner (Lakewood, Wash./Lakes) -- It's impossible to sugarcoat how much the Trojans need a big left tackle in this class and with three serious candidates out there, getting one is a must. Banner has the potential to become a tremendous talent and pulling him out of Washington would deal a big blow to the Huskies and make yet another statement that no border is safe from the USC coaches.
6. ATH D.J. Foster (Scottsdale, Ariz./Saguaro) - It looked as though Foster was locked into becoming a Sun Devil at Arizona State, but the USC coaches have fought hard for this tailback and now find themselves in his top three, along with conference rivals California and ASU. There is plenty of buzz building about Cal's class, and adding Foster would only send it further in a positive direction. But if USC were to grab Foster, it would again prove that USC coaches are master closers and beyond that, it would give the Trojans a tailback capable of taking over the position with Curtis McNeal's impending departure.