USC football cornerback Kevon Seymour is a game time decision for the Trojans’ upcoming contest with Stanford, according to Steve Sarkisian.
The cornerback tweaked his knee against Idaho and has been limited in practice this week. He had previously injured the knee during fall camp.
Last Saturday, Jonathan Lockett was the surprise starter at cornerback opposite Adoree’ Jackson over Seymour even before the injury.
Now that Seymour is questionable, there is a chance that Lockett will once again step up into his spot. Alternatively, freshman Iman Marshall could be handed the first start in his career. That would be fitting considering Jackson received his first starting nod against the Cardinal last season as well.
Either way, Seymour’s potential absence could have an effect on how Jackson’s touches on offense are managed. In Week 2, Jackson had four catches, including a Reggie Bush-esque cutback scamper, and continued to handle most of the return duties.
There is also a possibility that yet another freshman will see the field for the Trojans in light of Seymour’s injury. Isaiah Langley has seen time with the second team this week and could make his first appearance on Saturday if Seymour is unavailable.
The good news for USC is that Seymour is the only fresh injury news to contend with at the moment.
Sarkisian confirmed that Lamar Dawson has been cleared to be a full participant this weekend, though the performances of Cameron Smith in the opening two games could mean he returns as a back up rather than a starter.
Dawson has not played since 2013 when he tore his ACL, but was the projected starter at middle linebacker this season after a strong spring camp.
On the redshirt front, freshman safety Ykili Ross and freshman linebacker John Houston both appear to be on track to sit out this season.
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