With big names left on the board from states across the country, things don't seem as clear at this point as the Tigers have grown accustomed to.
One of those prospects, Memphis-native Marlon Brown, adds a bit more spice to the proverbial pot.
The top athlete to come out of the Volunteer State since Patrick Turner left Goodpasture High in 2005 for the sunny skies of Southern California, Brown has a lot riding on his shoulders.
Of course the west coast is not foreign territory for Brown, either.
Head coach Pete Carroll already had Brown out to the campus for their Rising Stars camp.
Catching passes from the nation's top quarterback in Matt Barkley, the five-star returned to Memphis with enthusiasm he almost was not able to contain.
"It was the best visit of the summer," Brown said. "It was definitely one of the best times of my life."
It was no wonder that the Trojans made the cut list that Brown recently released.
To speak on the talent of the five-star, his top schools of interest own more than half of the Bowl Championship Series crystal balls handed out over the last ten seasons.
It's a position every athlete dreams of, and Brown knows he is living it. Ranked the nation's No. 3 overall wide receiver, he has reshaped Harding High football.
Last season head coach Ryan Derrick lined Brown up for a play in the slot, where his quarterback was instructed to get the five-star the ball on a screen play.
After breaking tackles from sideline-to-sideline, finding running lanes one wouldn't think existed, Brown sprinted down the field and into the end zone for six points.
At that point, coach Derrick knew things with the offense were going to need to change and Brown needed the ball in his hands more often.
"We put together a package where I play running back and quarterback," Brown said. "I even took some end-arounds. It will be a lot of the same this season, just trying to make plays when I can."
Call it Harding Academy's version of Darren McFadden in the Wild Hog.
But also call it success, for Brown who finished the season catching 41 passes for 870 yards and six touchdowns, all while rushing 56 times for 640 yards and 10 touchdowns.
While you could imagine how busy Brown stays with football, toss into the mix that he is one of the cities top basketball talents and you realize exactly what type of talent you are watching.
"I am big into basketball for sure," Brown said. "Put it this way, if I were not being recruited to play football, I would be getting recruited even harder to play basketball."
Brown's (6-5, 205, 4.5) words usually back up his actions, as he finished his junior season as a double-double threat, good for 16 points and 10 rebounds a game.
With those numbers, and his 6'5" frame, not many schools are letting this opportunity slip by.
"Every school I am talking to about football is recruiting me to play basketball," Brown said.
When asked if the Tiger's first year coach Trent Johnson had shown interest, the Memphis-native was quick to respond.
"Oh for sure," Brown said.
Though the map has not been completely charted, Brown is sure that he will be making a trip south to Baton Rouge in the fall.
"I'm looking at the Ole Miss game right now but we haven't finalized that yet," he said. "I'm looking forward to getting down to LSU, though, and see everything that coach Mac (D.J.) McCarthy has been telling me about. It all sounds great but I want to see it for myself."
With so much on his plate, the five-star looks to take things down to the wire, repeatedly letting it be known that his college choice might become a signing day decision.
Through next February, Brown has a lot of thinking to do.
Until then, school remains his number one priority.
"Things are starting back up," he said.
Thinly veiled sarcasm from the Harding Academy athlete, of course.
"Now my nights are spent ironing my clothes for school," Brown said with a laugh.