Sounds of silence

Many USC recruits have gone quiet in the week before signing day

Updated: January 31, 2013, 12:15 PM ET
By Blair Angulo | WeAreSC
The noise surrounding USC recruiting has gradually diminished, with a bevy of high-profile prospects breaking off communication in the final week before national signing day. Uncertainty has clouded a recruiting class that not long ago was ranked No. 1 nationally.

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The overwhelming silence might be a calm moment before the storm. USC fans surely hope that's the case. Or the lull might only be an indication of greater trouble to come on Feb. 6.

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