Marqise Lee has been electrifying Trojan fans (and confounding Trojan opponents) since he stepped foot onto Troy’s gridiron in 2011. Now just a sophomore, Lee is poised to etch his name amongst the most hallowed and revered of USC wide receivers.
Nearly every time Lee connects with a Barkley thrown ball, he breaks for more yards than seems plausible. In fact, he averaged 19.7 yards per catch in USC’s 2012 season opener versus Hawaii.
Of course he had that amazing 75 yard TD catch on the first play of the game and the 100 yard kick off return to help that average.
It is hard to imagine that just two years ago, Lee was a player who was recruited by nearly every school as a safety or just as the catch-all “athlete,” is catching the eye of the national media and being included in the Heisman discussion alongside his teammate QB Matt Barkley.
Lee is 6’0", 195 lbs., a true sophomore and a native of Los Angeles. He’s already being compared to USC greats like Keyshawn Johnson and Lynn Swann.
Oh, and by the way, Robert Woods and Lee played on the same high school football team. Talk about an embarrassment of riches in your own backyard.