We’re at the halfway point in ESPNLA’s Pedro Moura’s countdown of USC’s top performers of 2011. So far, we’ve had T.J. McDonald at No. 10, Christian Tupou at No. 9,Curtis McNeal at No. 8, Nick Perry at No. 7, and Dion Bailey at No. 6.
At No. 5, we have wide receiver and freshman phenom Marquis Lee.
Much could be said about Lee’s performance in his first season with the Trojans. He started making a name for himself during Fall Camp, back when former Serra teammate George Farmer was the talk of the town. Lee managed to swing the spotlight in his direction and he never gave it up. Having more than 1,000 receiving yards this season, Lee went to work establishing himself as another threat beside USC’s man with the Golden Hands, Robert Woods (also a teammate of Lee’s during high school). Lee is one of the underclassmen who made a huge impact for USC this season; count on him to repeat this success next year.
Here’s Moura’s take on Lee: