There is no doubt USC’s incoming freshmen, like safety Su’a Cravens and wide receiver Darreus Rogers, made a big impact during the first two weeks of spring practice. And defensive tackle Kenny Bigelow did a nice job in last weekend’s scrimmage.
One question, though, is whether some of the freshmen performances are being magnified because they usually make their debut in August with a full roster. That is not the case with Cravens, who is a superb athlete. Rogers looks like the real deal too but remember he is going against a depleted secondary right now compared to what would be the case in August.
That doesn’t mean he can’t be the No. 3 wide receiver but it also means some spring evaluations should be tempered.