On Friday, USC earned a commitment from 5-star corner Domani Jackson. Rated as the 7th-best player in the country, per the 247 Composite, and the top prospect in the state of California, Jackson’s commitment gave coach Lincoln Riley his first major win on the trail as the Trojan head coach. The Mater Dei start picked USC over Alabama, and probably more specifically picked Lincoln Riley.

The Trojans have now signed the top player in the state in back-to-back classes, but that fact doesn’t necessarily highlight just how much of a talent drain has occurred over the years. A big piece of the Riley hire is once again making Southern Cal the premier destination for elite California prospects. With Jackson and 5-star running back/Mater Dei teammate Raleek Brown in tow, Riley’s off to a strong start.

But, listening to the head coach, there’s still a tremendous amount of work that seems to be needed.

Riley has said on several fronts now he expects to dramatically flip this USC roster in short order. A 7-person signing class during the Early Signing Period will be just the precursor to an influx of talent coming to LA. In speaking with reporters on Friday to recap the week, Riley talked about that and more.

Here’s what he said: