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WR George Farmer could break out in 2012
Voters are expecting the Trojans offense to be great this year. This is a gross underestimation.
By now, college football fans nationwide have heard about Matt Barkley, Robert Woods, Marqise Lee, Silas Redd and maybe a few others.
However, the Trojans are especially dangerous this season because USC boasts a low-key group of ultra-talented players ready to break through.
George Farmer leads this effort. As USC's third option at WR, defenses are inevitably going to pay little attention to him. With Lee and Woods expected to draw all the double coverage, they'll have no choice.
Farmer, a speedster, was once the No. 3 overall recruit and No. 1 WR in the class of 2011, according to Rivals.com. In fact, he may very well be the fastest player on the entire team.
Expect Farmer to run slants and go deep this season, a lot. With Lee and Woods attracting defenders, Matt Barkley throwing picture-perfect deep balls, and the amount of offseason work Farmer has put in, he is going to find the end zone.
The Trojans also have two dynamic and insanely talented tight ends in Randall Telfer and Xavier Grimble. Both are at least 6'4" and 255 lbs, and the two likely make up the best duo in the Pac-12. Expect Telfer and Grimble to excel in the red zone this season.
Finally, the team boasts one of the best freshmen classes in the nation and could see production out of its 4- and 5-star recruits.
All this said, voters are simply underestimating the Trojans' offense this year. The offense aspires not to be good, great, or even the best in the country.
This is an offense prepared for legendary status.