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Five Trojans Named Pre-Season All-Americans By Athlon Sports

Center Max Tuerk was named to the first team, while freshman standouts JuJu Smith and Adoree' Jackson were named to the second team. Quarterback Cody Kessler and safety Su'a Cravens were named to the third team.

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USC continues to build hype leading into the 2015 regular season. After landing the top recruiting class in the country according to, all eyes have been on Sarkisian and co. to have a breakout season.

The Trojans are also brining back one of the best quarterbacks in the NCAA in Cody Kessler and possible Heisman candidate Adoree' Jackson.

On Tuesday, Athlon Sports released their picks for pre-season All-Americans. The Trojans are well represented in Athlon's four full teams.

Center Max Tuerk leads the way, landing on the first team. Freshman sensations JuJu Smith and Adoree' Jackson find themselves on the second team offense. Jackson is also listed on the second team as a kick returner. Kessler and safety Su'a Cravens are listed on the third team.

The Trojans trail only defending national champions Ohio State and Alabama in selections, showing how much promise this young squad has.

While all this preseason hype is great, we won't have a full understanding of just how good this Trojan team is until August.