Five years after participating in the Elite 11 Quarterback Competition, USC’s Cody Kessler returned Tuesday to the event in Beaverton, Ore., as a camp counselor.
The competition features 18 of the top high school quarterbacks in the country and the Elite 11 will be selected Friday.
Kessler said he would be at the camp for two days before traveling Thursday to Louisiana to participate in the Manning...Read more
Tweet of the day: "Just boarded the plane, next stop is the @TheOpening!"
-- Nigel Knott, @NigelK09, USC cornerback recruit
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Southern California is known as a hotbed of baseball talent at the prep and college levels, so it should come as no surprise that several players named to the MLB All-Star teams on Sunday and Monday have ties to the area.
There are 10 all-stars that played either in high school or collegiately in Southern California with the potential for one more should Mike Moustakas win the American League "Final...Read more
The Times will be there to track The Opening, a showcase for 166 elite high school prospects invited to participate this week at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.
The five-day event includes a quarterback competition, combine, seven-on-seven tournament and lineman challenge. Players were invited based on performances at Nike Football regional camps.
Five of the players participating have...Read more
This month we will preview each USC freshman who will join the team in training camp.
Player: Iman Marshall
Height: 6 feet 2
Weight: 200 pounds
High school: Long Beach Poly
Hometown: Long Beach
High school: Marshall was selected an Under Armour All-American in high school, where he played safety and receiver.
Marshall deflected 16 passes and made 85 tackles. He caught...Read more
USC’s Adoree’ Jackson is among 44 players named to the watchlist for the Paul Hornung Award, presented annually to college football’s most versatile player.
As a freshman last season, Jackson started at cornerback and kick-returner and also played receiver. He also won the Pac-12 Conference title in the long jump in May.
Jackson is one of 11 sophomores on the watchlist.
A USC player has never won...Read more