Steven Lassan of Athlon Sports' just dropped his '2022 Preseason All-America Team,' and has four USC football players on it. All are on offense, and they're at literally all four most important positions in an offense.
Everyone always says that if a team wants to have an elite offense, they're likely going to need an elite Quarterback, an elite blindside Tackle, an elite Wide Receiver, and an elite Running Back.
Lassan has USC WR1 Jordan Addison as a first-team selection, USC LT/LG Andrew Vorhees as a first-team selection, USC QB1 Caleb Williams as a third-team selection, and USC RB1 Travis Dye as a third-team selection. Obviously, that checks all four of those boxes typically required to have an elite offense.
USC's Jordan Addison, Andrew Vorhees, Caleb Williams, and Travis Dye working with Lincoln Riley is a true dream offense.
Caleb Williams, Jordan Addison, Travis Dye, Andrew Vorhees, and Tuli Tuipulotu are the five cornerstones of this USC football squad. Tuipulotu wasn't picked on this All-American team, but he is already an elite DT.
He proved that this past season with his 48 tackle season where he picked up 5.5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two PD's, and a scoop and score. The other four elite players on this roster were picked, though, and for great reason.
Caleb Williams averaged 9.1 yards per pass attempt last season, and 5.6 yards per carry last year. Despite not even starting until the second half of the season for OU, he was the leading Heisman favorite for a time during the season.
He'll be throwing to Addison, who won the Biletnikoff this past season. Addison put up 100 receptions for 1,593 yards and caught 17 touchdown passes. He already has chemistry with Williams too, as they both grew up together in the DMV (D.C.-Maryland-Virginia) region.
As for how strong Dye is at the running back position, he averaged six yards per carry last year at Oregon and he's averaged six over the course of his career. He led the Pac-12 last season with 1,673 yards from scrimmage (1,271 rushing yards), and had 18 total touchdowns (16 rushing).
Blocking for him will be the elite LT/LG Vorhees, who was the only lineman in all of football last year to have both a 90+ pass-blocking AND run-blocking grade last season. He also only allowed one sack all year. He did this all while bailing SC out all season by having to rotate between both the left guard and left tackle spot.
The offense is loaded. These four elite players at all four of the most important positions being coached by the best offensive coach in the game will be something special.