With two weeks to go before the Aug. 30 opener against Fresno State, USC coaches were happy to have freshman Adoree' Jackson back on the field.
Jackson, a multipurpose threat, practiced as a kick returner and cornerback on Saturday and could also resume working at receiver when the Trojans practice Sunday afternoon.
Jackson sat out nearly a week because of a foot injury.
"We're trying to coach him the best we can in the walk-throughs and the individual periods and whatnot, but ultimately, for him to practice is going to be critical."
After Saturday's workout at the Coliseum, Coach Steve Sarkisian said Jackson was "a little bit rusty."
Jackson has spent the majority of time at cornerback during training camp.
Senior Josh Shaw and junior Kevon Seymour are returning starters. Redshirt freshman Chris Hawkins had a strong spring and is enjoying a productive training camp.