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The oft-injured George Farmer is finally healthy enough to have his moment.
Believe it or not, George Farmer has been participating in spring practices, and he's actually turned a lot of heads. Buried on USC's depth chart after sustaining a series of unfortunate injuries, Farmer had a healthy spring and used the most of his opportunity.
The wide receiver spot opposite Nelson Agholor is open, though Darreus Rogers is the front-runner for the job. The sophomore hauled in 22 catches for 257 yards in 2013, and he made a few head-turning plays. The spot is his to lose, but Rogers has been inconsistent at times.
Farmer, on the other hand, has steadily improved and has shown to be reliable. His biggest hurdle to clear will be playing without the fear of getting injured again, once he is deemed 100 percent ready to go. He hasn't practiced with any contact yet, but in limited showings, he looked like the wide receiver he was pegged to be three years ago.
Both wide receivers will get plenty of looks on Saturday, and with them, they will make a case to keep their names atop the depth chart. Rogers can't really afford to lose his spot, and Farmer can't afford to underwhelm, either. USC's wide receiver corps is dangerously thin right now, but it won't be that way for long.
There's a trio of talented wide receivers coming in the fall—not to mention a still-healing Steve Mitchell—who will be vying for playing time in August.