Rod Sweeting was in his early teens when USC experienced its last renaissance. The Trojans and their Heisman Trophy winners and string of future NFL stars out in Los Angeles were seemingly a world away from his Locust Grove, Ga., home.
Now, the Georgia Tech cornerback gets a shot at USC in the Sun Bowl. Its a matchup he never would have expected against a team that was preseason No. 1.
I said to myself coming to Georgia Tech that Id never play against USC, Sweeting said. Now were playing them, the great Reggie Bushs, Matt Leinarts, LenDale Whites, those type of players.
Marqise Lee, the latest in that line of Trojans superstars, already has Sweetings attention
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound sophomore wide receiver dazzled in winning the Biletnikoff Award and finishing fourth in the Heisman voting. He caught 112 balls for 1,680 yards and 14 touchdowns, was first in the nation, averaging 9.3 catches per game and was second in receiving yards per game (140.0).
But it wasnt just what Lee ...