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USC freshman running backs making good impression

USC freshman running backs making good impression
USC freshman running back Aca'Cedric Ware makes a defender miss during a fall camp practice at Howard Jones Field. (Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

Tailback Justin Davis has sat out four of USC's first five practices because of a hamstring injury, providing opportunities for freshmen Ronald Jones II, Dominic Davis and Aca'Cedric Ware.

All appear capable of contributing in their first seasons.

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The trio performed well again during Wednesday's full-pads workout before Thursday's day off.

Coach Steve Sarkisian described Jones as "an electric, speed guy."

Dominic Davis is a "do-it-all guy," who will play from the backfield and the slot, running backs coach Johnny Nansen said.

Ware had his best day Wednesday.

"All of a sudden, you put that guy, a physical runner, in full pads, you see why he was the player he was in Texas," Sarkisian said.

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