Redshirt frosh RB eager for shot

Buck Allen is an unknown quantity at a position of little depth

Updated: March 18, 2012, 2:09 PM ET
By Greg Katz |
LOS ANGELES -- If this were a movie, it would be called "The Mysterian," starring Javorious "Buck" Allen as the big-back tailback long on mystique and short on authenticity.

Given the USC Trojans' current tailback pecking order, everybody seems to know about "Buck," but nobody seems to know what he actually can do. The Allen buildup probably comes from the fact the Trojans' depth chart at running back is so razor thin that it thrusts the Florida native immediately into the spotlight behind senior 1,000-yard rusher Curtis McNeal and speedy sophomore D.J. Morgan.

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