GARDENA, Calif. -- The thrill hasn't gotten old for Chuck Kimbell. When former USC wide receiver Marqise Lee walked across the Radio City Music Hall stage last month after being selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the NFL draft, his high school position coach cracked a wide smile from across the country, knowing yet another of his pupils had accomplished a lifelong goal.
about 202 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
Every season in college football there are previously unproven players who rise up to play major roles for their teams. For the Trojans in 2014, here are five players who will be looking to make their mark in a USC uniform for the first time: 1.
about 333 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
Boy, was he good. Marqise Lee announced tonight that he would be leaving school early to enter the NFL draft -- a move that surprised nobody -- and it gives a chance to look back and appreciate a player who arguably ranks as the most dynamic receiver in school history.
about 355 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
How many is too many for Marqise Lee this season? It sounds like a relatively harmless question considering USC's All-Planet junior is unanimously regarded as the finest college wide receiver in America.
Before wunderkind Nathan Tilford (Upland, Calif./Upland) stole the headlines by picking up a scholarship offer from USC without having played a single down of high school football, Class of 2016 receiver Brandon Burton (Gardena, Calif.
about 518 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail
Marqise Lee was picked in this draft, so we will not include him among the four. 1) Leonard Williams: It was a pretty good start for his career when Williams was named the Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year.
about 530 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
LOS ANGELES -- When opportunity knocks, it's always a good idea to be prepared to take advantage of the situation. For Victor Blackwell, a wide receiver heading into his redshirt sophomore season for the Trojans, that means realizing what's at stake this fall -- a whole lot of opportunity waiting beyond the two projected starters.
about 553 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
As the Trojans continue to hit the spring recruiting trail, we take a look back at Lane Kiffin's first recruiting class as head coach at USC, the Class of 2010. It was a class whose foundation was built by Pete Carroll but had to be salvaged by Kiffin, Ed Orgeron and others after Carroll left for the Seattle Seahawks only a few weeks before signing day.
about 596 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans