Found June 11, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES Marqise Lee says some of his teammates were shaken up. Theyd seen this movie before. Just two months before, they watched as George Farmer went down with a season-ending knee injury. The unfortunate part of the matter is injuries are a part of the game. "It happens," is the message Lee has tried to explain to injured teammate Steven Mitchell, as well as the healthy receivers on his team. Mitchell suffered a season-ending knee injury last week. It's the second time this offseason the team has lost a wide receiver to a season-ending knee injury. By all accounts, Mitchell was having a fantastic summer and looking like a lock to be the Trojans' No. 3 receiver heading into fall camp. The question now is: who will emerge? Like Mitchell, the rest of the candidates are vastly unproven. Fifth-year senior De'Von Flournoy has one career catch. Freshman Darreus Rogers was slowed during spring because of a shoulder injury. Perhaps the player wit...

USC Football: Wide Receiver Drama

Marqise Lee (Photo credit: Kirby Lee/US Presswire) Despite the horrific season the USC Trojans football team had last year, there was one shining star in that locker room. You guessed correctly—Marqise Lee. Lee finished the season with 118 receptions, 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns on his way to winning the Fred Biletnikoff Award—an award given to the best college wide receiver...

Lane Kiffin and USC offers eighth-grader a scholarship

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USC Extends Offer to 8th Grade WR

After impressing USC head coach Lane Kiffin and the rest of the Trojans staff during a 7 on 7  passing camp in Los Angeles, youngster WR Nathan Tilford (6’2″, 200 of Upland, California) has been extended an offer to join the program, once he completes his high school career in 2017. Although this kid is obviously special given his ability to compete with players much older,...

Former USC player claims Ed Orgeron cussed him out for attending class.

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USC Offers Scholarship To 8th Grade WR

  Nathan Tilford of (Upland, Calif./Upland) has yet to even attend a class in highschool, yet the talented 8th grader just received his first scholarship offer. Tilford is  a 6-foot-2, 190-pound wide receiver who is on his way to the 9th grade.  Tilford spent the past weekend showing out at the Trojans’ skills camp, according to a source at the event. On Sunday USC and head...
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