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
Five players who have committed to USC will participate in the Opening this week at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.
The Opening is an invite-only camp that includes combine testing, a seven-on-seven tournament and lineman challenge. The 166 high school players invited are selected following a series of Nike regional camps.
Linebacker Daelin Hayes from Ann Arbor, Mich., was invited...Read more
Fact of the day: Oaks Christian two-way standout Michael Pittman committed to USC over Oregon on Saturday.
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Questions or comments about USC? Email me at LNThiry@gmail.com or tweet @LindseyThiry and I will...Read more
USC picked up a commitment from Michael Pittman, who was once committed to UCLA, on Saturday.
"I am very grateful to all of the colleges that have shown interest in me and am extremely blessed to be able to choose between these great schools. I have decided to further my education and football career at the University of Southern California," Pittman wrote on Twitter.
He also considered Oregon.