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Photos: Spring Ball Day 1

Check out the WeAreSC photo gallery from Day 1 of USC Trojans Spring Ball 2020, with new coaches, early enrollees, potential breakout players and returning stars.

Quarterback Kedon Slovis

Quarterback JT Daniels, who could eventually throw to receivers on air or in one-on-one situations later this spring, but will likely be back for fall camp

Running back Stephen Carr, who will likely receive a bulk of the work this spring with Markese Stepp and Vavae Malepeai injured, and Kenan Christon running track

Running back Vavae Malepeai

Running back Markese Stepp

Wide receiver Kyle Ford, who made a major impact in the first spring practice

Wide receiver Bru McCoy, who had a good first day and appears settled in after a rocky 2019, due to multiple transfers and illness.

Wide receiver Tyler Vaughns, who was his reliable self on Wednesday, and looks to be one of the leaders of a talented receiver group.

True freshmen early enrollees Josh Jackson (No. 6) and Gary Bryant (No. 1) both made quick impacts and could see time this fall

Sixth-year tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe, who has missed the last two seasons with injuries, but performed Wednesday like he’s been with the team forever. He has a chance to be a major addition to this USC offense

Offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker, who started at left guard last season but ran with the first team at left tackle on Wednesday

Offensive lineman Justin Dedich, a backup center last year, but went with the first team at left guard on Wednesday

Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Jason Rodriguez was with the first team at right tackle on Wednesday. He could be a key reserve this season, or perhaps battle for a starting tackle spot

USC Trojans offensive coordinator Graham Harrell

Linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu missed the last two seasons with injury and was clearly excited to get on the field for the first day of practice

Middle linebacker Jordan Iosefa will return for his redshirt senior season, but will be out this spring as he continues to recover from a knee injury that cost him the 2019 season

Linebacker Kana’i Mauga went with the first team defense on Wednesday

Outside linebacker Abdul-Malik McClain continues to rehab from an injury suffered last season. He was able to work with a trainer on Wednesday

Linebacker Ralen Goforth should be a key piece to the linebacker depth chart this season

Linebacker Palaie Gaoteote went with the first team defense on Wednesday, and walks here with new defensive line coach Vic So’oto

Defensive end Caleb Tremblay, who has clearly caught the eye of So’oto and went with the first team on Wednesday

Defensive lineman Drake Jackson (No. 99) who played the “B” backer spot on Wednesday, a standup hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker, along with high school teammates in cornerback Jayden Williams (No. 14) and linebacker Tuasivi Nomura (No. 44)

Early enrollee freshman defensive tackle Kobe Pepe

Cornerbacks coach Donte Williams

Cornerback Chris Steele, who will get plenty of run with the first team defense this spring

Cornerback Olaijah Griffin was plenty excited to get spring ball started

Nickelback Max Williams was impressive on Wednesday, continuing a trend for the young cornerback

Nickelback Greg Johnson took first-team reps on Wednesday

Safety Chase Williams, who played with the first team on Wednesday with Talanoa Hufanga sidelined

Safeties coach Craig Naivar

Early enrollee freshman kicker Parker Lewis


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Erik McKinney

Erik McKinney began writing for WeAreSC in 2004, during his junior year at USC, covering the Trojans football team and recruiting. He then moved on to ESPN.com in 2011, where he served as the West Region recruiting reporter and then the Pac-12 recruiting reporter. He took over as publisher of WeAreSC in January, 2019.


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