A few notable out-of-state players were seen on campus as they participate in the Rising Stars camp at USC.
Defensive end Jason Hatcher of Louisville, Kentucky, safety Jayron Kearse of Fort Myers, Fla., and defensive end Dee Liner of Muscle Shoals, Ala., were in attendance. Liner is committed to Auburn. Kearse likes USC and could also play receiver.
Former USC defensive end Everson Grifffen is going to try to play linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings, who are looking to fix depth problems at the position.
USC graduate Jesse Williams, the current world champion in the high jump, finished fourth at the U.S. Olympic Trials but still made the Olympic team because third-place finisher Nick Ross did not have the Olympic “A” standard of 7 feet, 7 inches.
Meanwhile, former USC runner Duane Solomon finished third in the 800 meters to make the Olympic team.