The start of USC football Spring Camp is here, which means the new Trojan depth chart is ready to take shape. What does it look like going into practices this week?
There is already drama surrounding a pre-Spring Camp depth chart for USC football, reportedly prompting at least two transfers.
While that official pecking order remains behind closed doors, sorting through the Trojan depth chart is still a useful exercise before Spring Camp gets underway on Tuesday.
Here are our Spring Camp depth chart projections, which will be updated as the two-deep solidifies in practice:
[Most recent updates: 3/27/19]
Projected Starter: JT Daniels, So.
Update 3/27 — Daniels wasn’t at the top of his game in Week 3, but he remains the presumptive starter. No other quarterback has pulled ahead of the pack, so for now the same talents which earned Daniels the job in 2018 have him in good position to win it again.
Backup: Matt Fink, RS-Jr.
Update 3/25 — Fink will never have the ceiling of Daniels and Sears. However, he does have more consistency than Sears, and that has been on show in camp. That’s why he’s jumped back over his teammate into the spot behind Daniels. Fink has had solid command of the offense in team segments, with few mistakes. He looks comfortable in Harrell’s offense.
Redshirt: Kedon Slovis, Fr.
Update 3/27 — While we still believe Slovis will redshirt in 2019, he has moved his way up the quarterback pecking order with a consistently high level of play throughout spring practice. He missed Week 2 with injury, but came back in Week 3 with a strong showing.
Reserve: Jack Sears, RS-So.
Update 3/25 — Sears’ strong performance against ASU remains the best argument for a higher place on the depth chart. Bright plays in Spring Camp have certainly reinforced the perception of his talent. Unfortunately, consistency is still a major barrier. For every peak, there is a very clear valley for him at practice.