USC experienced a swift and dramatic turnaround during Lincoln Riley’s first season with the program.

A large part of that turnaround was undeniably the offense that averaged 41.4 points per game. As a result, star quarterback Caleb Williams captured the Heisman Trophy as the Trojans won 11 games and played for the Pac-12 Championship.

With Williams back for another season in 2023, it is no surprise that PFF listed USC as the top QB room in the country for the college football season ahead. However, PFF highlighted the depth behind Williams as part of the reasoning for the Trojans at the top.

Miller Moss — backup for Williams in 2022 — completed 12 of 14 passes in reserve action for 159 yards and a touchdown. While Moss has not played much in 2 years at USC, he is a former 4-star prospect and the 76th overall recruit in the 2021 recruiting class per the 247 Sports Composite.

The other recent addition for the QB room of the Trojans is Malachi Nelson, a 5-star prospect from the 2023 recruiting class. Nelson was rated the No. 5 QB in the country and the 12th overall prospect for the cycle.

Add that depth to Williams and it’s not hard to see why the Trojans are regarded as the best-looking team in terms of the QB room. Now, USC will hope to find some difference-making plays out of the defensive unit to complement what should be one of the best offenses in the country.