Leonard Williams saw the projections and heard the talk.
Williams said Wednesday he has put the NFL and the possibility of leaving USC after this season out of his mind. For now.
"That's going to take care of itself," he said during the first of two
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The Florida native has spent the summer rehabilitating from off-season shoulder surgery for an injury that plagued him throughout USC's tumultuous 2013 season.
Williams said he would be ready to practice when USC begins training camp Aug. 4 and that he would be near 100% when USC opens its season Aug. 30 against Fresno State at the Coliseum.
"We haven't been the real SC for a few years," he said. "So we're trying to bring a dominance back."
Kessler is feeling confident after passing for 20 touchdowns with seven interceptions in 2013. He seamlessly learned Sarkisian's offense during the spring and was impressive during the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana a few weeks ago.
Kessler said the opportunity to work with Peyton and
"I know I can compete with the best," he said.
Sarkisian eagerly awaits the start of training camp and the opportunity to work with returning players and freshmen such as two-way threats Adoree' Jackson and JuJu Smith.
"I would be remiss not to acknowledge it," he said, adding, "but I will never use it as a crutch."