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A freshman quarterback starting at USC? How the Trojans have come to rely on the potential of JT Daniels

A freshman quarterback starting at USC? How the Trojans have come to rely on the potential of JT Daniels

The anticipation is understandable. Los Angeles is a city of stars and USC might have the next one, a potential once-in-a-generation quarterback who could be starting as a freshman in the fall.

The possibility speaks to the promise of JT Daniels, whom recruiting experts describe in the most superlative of terms.

Strong armed. Mobile. Intelligent. Instinctive.

Daniels also is 18 years old.

In the history of USC football, the Trojans have started a true freshman quarterback in only 18 games, 12 of them by Matt Barkley in 2009.

In the history of college football, only two freshman quarterbacks have led their teams to national championships. And Daniels is barely...

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