Wednesday, April 26, 2006

USC has become an NFL factory again - Associated Press
Sean Salisbury shook his head in wonderment as he surveyed the scene on the Southern California campus, where 19 former USC players worked out for some 100 NFL representatives.

"There are some guys here from a planet you and I aren't familiar with," the former USC and NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst said. "This is as good as I've ever seen in a group of athletes. It's ridiculous."...

...Most of the 19 former USC players who worked out for pro scouts and coaches April 2 figure to be drafted this weekend. One Trojan was drafted in 1998; three in 2001; two the following year. Fourteen were drafted in the past three years.

"We're trying to find six or seven No. 1 draft picks every class," Carroll said. "We'd like to have that many every year. Every recruit out of state, we're trying to find a No. 1 pick. That's the criteria. We primarily recruit in California."...

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