USC tailback Tre Madden tore a ligament in his knee and will be out for the 2012 season, according to a school news release
USC coach Lane Kiffin was pleased with the team's effort in the first spring practice, which saw rising sophomore George Farmer dazzle at wide receiver.
USC has a long line of success recruiting at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High School. Junior safety Max Redfield could be the next Diablo to become a Trojan.
Long Beach Poly, Santa Ana Mater Dei two of many Southern California high schools that keep USC's roster stocked.