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Major publication gives USC football their fair share of Preseason All-American nods

Evan Desai
Jordan Addison, USC Football, USC Trojans
Jordan Addison, USC Football, USC Trojans / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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PFF has been both high and low on USC football this offseason. They ranked them top 10 in a preseason poll a while back, PFF analyst Anthony Treash LOVES both Caleb Williams and Mario Williams, and they might as well start an Andrew Vorhees fan club. They also, though, have been a little lower on Jordan Addison than many others.

As for their overall outlook on the roster, though, they are certainly high enough on USC. Treash released his '2022 PFF College Preseason All-America Team,' and has two First-Team selections for USC and two Second-Team selections for USC. Addison and Vorhees were the two first-team selections, and how could they not be?

Addison is coming off of a year where he won the Biletnikoff. He's coming off of a year where he caught 100 balls for 1,593 receiving yards and 17 scores (18 total scores). Vorhees is entering 2022 after allowing only one sack all year last season, and being the only O-lineman in the nation to have BOTH a 90+ pass-blocking and 90+ run-blocking grade.

There were two more excellent USC football players to crack the roster, too, though.

Caleb and Mario also represented USC football on the Preseason All-America roster as second-team selections. It's not the biggest surprise, as Treash has loved both of these guys all offseason, and they are both immensely talented. As for Caleb, he was the leading Heisman candidate at one point last season despite not even being the starting quarterback until the second half of the season.

He averaged 9.1 pass yards per attempt and 5.6 rush yards per attempt last season. He doesn't even have more than half of a true freshman season under his belt. He's a safe QB to bet on, and part of the reason why is because he has his buddy Mario from OU with him. Mario transferred after his true freshman year to USC this offseason too, and he was one of Caleb's favorite targets.

Caleb liked throwing to Mario so much that Mario actually had more catches last year than the No. 1 receiver at Oklahoma did. Putting up a 35 catch/380 yard/4 TD line as a true freshman, despite dealing with a QB change; it's clear he can play at a very high level. So can all of these guys. USC has a very talented roster coming into the season.

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In fact, there are only six teams with more selections than USC, and none of them are in the Pac-12. The talent's here, and the coach is here. It really comes down to how quickly Lincoln Riley can gel all these new athletes together and fix the culture. Knowing the leader Riley proved to be at OU, however, he's more than capable of turning this program around rather quickly.

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