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Draftable Trojans and High School Expectations

by Greg Katz

Beginning Thursday night in Chicago, the NFL will hold its 2015 draft extravaganza, and a number of draft-eligible USC Trojans will find out whether their pro football dreams will be enthusiastically fulfilled or gloomily deflated.

From a highly recruited and celebrated prep football prodigy to the challenges of a college football player hoping to one day hear their name announced during the draft selection process, some live up to their high school resume but many don’t. Some, even at a storied university like USC, arrive in college as unheralded “3-stars” and methodically develop and mature into NFL draft prospects.

Click here to read the full story at the ESPN USC blog

Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.

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