End-of-spring receivers depth chart for the USC football team:
Starters: Junior Darreus Rogers, third-year sophomore Steven Mitchell and sophomore JuJu Smith
Backups: Sophomore Ajene Harris or Adoree’ Jackson, fourth-year junior Isaac Whitney and fourth-year junior walk-on Robby Kolanz.
Incoming: Junior De’Quan Hampton
Review: Mitchell was a top performer. He caught multiple passes from the slot and made defenders miss on catch-and-run plays.
Mitchell has “a chance to become a really special player,” Coach Steve Sarkisian said.
Quarterback Cody Kessler relied on Smith as a go-to receiver.
Rogers made numerous difficult catches in the end zone.
Jackson split time between offense and defense and made plays nearly every time he touched the ball.
Whitney, a transfer from Riverside City College, improved in the final weeks. Harris had a quiet spring.
Hampton, a transfer from Long Beach City College, will join the team in training camp.
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