USC recruits break down Trojans' season 

October, 18, 2012
Nico Falah, Khaliel, ESPN.comUSC recruits Nico Falah (left) and Khaliel Rodgers both think the Trojans can still win the national championship.
The USC Trojans have reached the midway point of their season and, though a perfect record is no longer possible, the common reaction among Class of 2013 commits is positive. There’s overwhelming optimism within the recruiting class that the Trojans will finish the year strong, win the Pac-12 and have the opportunity to compete for the BCS crown.

The consensus among recruits is that the Trojans have struggled to maintain consistent offensive play, while the defense has carried the squad to its 5-1 start. USC ranks 25th nationally in total defense (331.5 yards per game), 27th in scoring defense (18.5 points), 48th in scoring offense (32.33 points) and 57th in total offense (415.17 yards).

Here’s a look at what some USC commits are saying: