USC's most important targets Nos. 1-5 

December, 29, 2011
5. CB Kevon Seymour (Pasadena, Calif./Muir) -- The need for cornerbacks in this class has been documented, as the unit could be hit by departures after this season. Seymour is one of the top two cornerbacks in the state and grabbing him out of UCLA's backyard would be doubly sweet for the Trojans, as the Bruins' new staff has made him one of their priorities.

4. OT Andrus Peat (Tempe, Ariz./Corona Del Sol) -- Left tackle is a huge need for the Trojans, and they don't come much better in this class than Peat. USC has done well in Arizona recently, and grabbing the state's top player would send a message to the rest of the conference. Peat has the ability to play right now for the Trojans and possibly step into the spot vacated by Matt Kalil.

3. DE Arik Armstead (Elk Grove, Calif./Pleasant Grove) -- The unfortunate thing about Armstead ranking this high is that it looks like an absolute certainty that the Trojans won't land him in this class. There is no way to ignore how big of a hit that is, considering he was locked into becoming a Trojan just four months ago, and he is an impact player at a position where a starting spot could be open.