Countless stars of USC football's past and present showed up at Steve Clarkson's 'The QB Retreat' two-day QB camp in Los Angeles on Saturday. The best part is, it wasn't even just quarterbacks that were in attendance. The Trojan family was represented outside of just some big-name SC quarterbacks there:
USC WR's Mario Williams and Jordan Addison being there was tremendous representation for the program. The two of them were likely there for many reasons. One is of course to represent the program when the camp wasn't far away. Another, however, is likely due to their relationships with SC's new elite QB Caleb Williams.
Caleb and Mario both spent their true freshman seasons last year at Oklahoma, playing for new USC Head Coach Lincoln Riley. As for Addison, he hasn't played college ball with Caleb before, but he had a relationship with him beforehand--as the two grew up in the same area. Caleb hung out with his pass-catchers at the Retreat:
Yes, 2023 five-star USC QB commit Malachi Nelson was there chilling with the current players too. The camp is open to any quarterback from third to 12th grade. 60 quarterbacks attend. To see Nelson bonding with the guys he's going to be playing with next year was excellent.
The USC football boys were also spotted with the one that got away in Bijan Robinson.
USC football fans know Robinson very well. He wears No. 5 because of Reggie Bush, but for whatever reason, SC couldn't bring him in when he was the No. 1 running back recruit in America for the 2020 class out of Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Arizona.
He seems to be on great terms with the players who should have been his teammates, however. He spent some time with the SC players at the Retreat:
But it wasn't just current USC standouts there. Legendary Trojan QB Matt Leinart was even in attendance. In addition, one of his USC Offensive Coordinators in Lane Kiffin made sure to connect with him when he saw him there:
It was great to see the Trojan family show out at a popular event. After all, USC knows a thing or two about great quarterbacks. All seven of their last QBs have been drafted (excluding Kedon Slovis and JT Daniels who haven't come out for the draft yet), and four of them were drafted first round.
Those four were drafted top ten at that, and even one of their backups got drafted too and went to a Pro Bowl. Now with the best QB guru in football as the head coach, the Trojans are set to continue their dominance at the position.