they might be hurt less by the quality of their recruit, but the fact that they're going to be able to take so few kids. They are limited to 15 per year over 3 years, and that's not even including that they can't take 15 this year because of their new 75 limit. Around 2016, when this class is seniors (assuming redshirts) that means USC is going to have under 45 players who are sophomores. Even assuming they fill all 3 classes at their 15 limit, that's 45 non-freshman, and 40 freshman once they return to an 85 cap. That's not even including busts in their upperclass group. It's gonna really really hurt them down the line.