I’ve heard there could be a surprise USC player who might turn pro. Two possible candidates are defensive end Porter Gustin and cornerback Iman Marshall. Gustin said he would “most likely” return next season when asked after the Cotton Bowl.
That was an odd answer considering he did not play much this season. The theory on Marshall is he projects as a safety in the NFL and doesn’t want another year at cornerback. I would not rule offensive tackle Chuma Edoga either, even though he said Friday he was coming back. He can be fickle and you never know what he might want to do by Jan. 15.