If you are wondering what makes this USC team different, check the receiving corps. The depth is better than it has been in years. Juju Smith (above) is game ready, George Farmer is healthy, Steven Mitchell looks recovered from his knee injury, Adoree Jackson appears likely to get spot duty, Victor Blackwell is back. And then there are true freshmen Rahshead Johnson and Ajene Harris, who probably will redshirt.
That is in addition to starters Nelson Agholor and Darreus Rogers. During sanctions, USC sometimes barely had 2-3 healthy receivers. No more.
“It’s surprising to see honestly,” quarterback Cody Kessler said. “Now we have numbers. I feel good that everyone can make plays and is comfortable playing.”