Lincoln Riley and the USC Trojans should be thanking the transfer portal. No other team has benefitted more from it in terms of non-organic players.
All American Trojans
Wide receiver, Jordan Addison, is the only Trojan to make Phil Steele’s preseason first-team All-American. Luckily, the Trojans can continue the tradition of having one of college football’s best receivers. Addison is going to be in a great conference to boost his numbers. Paired up with quarterback Caleb Williams in Riley’s offense, should work wonders.
Williams is a third-team All-American. Initially, it would seem that is a bit low, but he’s behind Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud. The Trojans season is going to be determined by Williams’ right arm. Williams is set up in a familiar offense, with a proven quarterback whisperer in Riley. Williams is starting his first full season and is in the conversation for top quarterback in the nation.
Tuli Tuipulotu, Defensive end, is the Trojans best defender and a third-team All-American as well. Steele, has Tuipulotu ranked as the fifth-best defensive lineman in the country. What he brings to the defense is physicality, a veteran presence, and places fear into the hearts of opposing coaching staffs.
Andrew Vorhees is one of the best offensive tackles in the country and a fourth-team All-American. He will be the anchor and leading member of the Trojan offensive line.
The preseason hype is nice. It’s great to have all eyes on the team. It’s great to be the talk of the town. What remains to be seen are results. The Trojans have their work cut out for them and the season is a short time away.