Early impressions from spring practice 

March, 11, 2012
Here are five things that have stood out from the opening week of USC spring ball practice:

• Reserve wide receivers -- It’s already well-established that the Trojans have the best starting duo of wide receivers in the country, but the first week of spring has confirmed that the trio battling behind them is pretty good too.

George Farmer was the MVP of day one and came out strong. He looked good on the second day too before a hamstring injury sidelined him for the next week or so. Victor Blackwell hasn’t been quite as flashy but has some speed and big-play ability of his own. De’Von Flournoy -- a fourth-year junior -- looks like an experienced player in the system with crisp routes and fundamentals. This is his window to prove to the coaches that he is ready to be counted on before the talented freshmen arrive in the fall.