During training camp, one group USC’s had in the secondary is Calen Bullock and Xavion Alford at safety, Mekhi Blackmon and Ceyair Wright at cornerback and Max Williams at nickelback.
I’ve consistently promoted Blackmon and Bullock so I’m bullish on them. But I have to say if this is the starting group, I’m not exactly inspired.
Alford played last season and had some good moments and some not-so-good moments. Wright’s been a disappointment and was criticized in the spring by Donte Williams.
“He’s a much better player right now than he was in the spring,” Lincoln Riley said.
Williams is coming back from two ACL injuries. He’s worked hard to come back but also unproven.
I suspect there’s going to be rotating and this might not even be the starting lineup for Game 1. But it’s fair to say this isn’t exactly going to scare an opposing offense that can pass the ball.
But I’ve joked in the past USC might games, 62-61, this season.
- USC baseball received a commitment from Joshua Hanson, a Class of 2024 outfielder from San Bruno, Calif.