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2013 USC Football Player Report Card: Su'a Cravens

Freshman safety Su’a Cravens lived up to the billing of being Rivals.com’s No. 1 rated prospect in California for the 2013 class.

Cravens got an early start on his career at USC as he enrolled in spring of 2013, which allowed him to participate in spring practice.

By the numbers: 53 tackles, six tackles for loss and four interceptions.

What went right: Cravens was a starter from the beginning of the season and only missed on game — Nov. 1 against Oregon State.

In his Trojan debut, Cravens recorded four tackles and an impressive interception.

He was the first true freshman to start at safety for USC in the season opener since Darnell Bing in 2003.

Cravens finished eighth on the team in tackles and second in interceptions.

The highlight of his season came against Stanford on Nov. 16 when he intercepted a tipped Kevin Hogan pass attempt late in the fourth quarter.

What went wrong: Not much, if anything, went wrong for Cravens in 2013.

What’s next: With 13 starts under his belt, the expectations for Cravens figure to increase in 2014 as he’ll be viewed as a “veteran” on the defensive side of the ball.

Final Grade: A+

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