College football's coaching carousel always creates chaos on the recruiting trail given the timing and impact coaches make on recruits.
The departures have left holes at some schools, and in USC's case, has created some instant excitement from prospects.
Here is a look at where some of the higher-profile schools stand in recruiting with new hires and departures within their respective programs.
Riley's hiring is very likely the best outcome the Trojans could have hoped for after firing Helton. Riley made it to the College Football Playoff four times at Oklahoma and has been recruiting at a high level for the Sooners.