Brenden Rice hops on with FanSided to talk his future and football

USC Trojans wide receiver Brenden Rice (2) jumps over Arizona State Sun Devils defensive back.
USC Trojans wide receiver Brenden Rice (2) jumps over Arizona State Sun Devils defensive back. / Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY

Former USC wide receiver Brenden Rice joined Stacking the Box by FanSided to talk about his game, his dad, and his future.

He compared himself to his dad, yes the one and only Jerry Rice, to kick off the conversation saying that they both have uncatchable top speed. He did say that he modeled his game after his dad's route-running ability and quickness off the line.

"My dad wanted me to be my own player," Rice said. "Give it everything you've got day in and day out."

Rice is leaving Southern California for the NFL after two seasons with the Trojans and two years in Boulder with the Colorado Buffaloes.

He also reflected on having Caleb Williams as a leader and a quarterback for USC's offense. Rice even went as far as to say that Williams reminds him of a combination of Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson.

Rice may be the most recognizable receiver in the game, due in part to his dad's last name, even ahead of Ohio State star Marvin Harrison Jr. Most NFL Mock Drafts have Rice going in the mid-to-late second day which would put him in round two or three.

"I wish I had the speed of Tyreek Hill," Rice said. "We get to the NFL, all of these quarterbacks are here for a reason... you get one of 32 guys that are the best in the nation."

He spoke about shocking scouts with his speed and even projected a 4.3 for his 40-yard-dash time. Leading to the NFL Combine ahead of the Draft, Rice shared that he had been training day in and day out to prepare.

"Quickness of the line of scrimmage," Rice said was his goal for improvement. "That quick twitch."

Rice had 45 catches for 791 yards in 2023 and scored 12 touchdowns for the Trojans.