Florida connection boosting USC football

LOS ANGELES -- When the USC Trojans host the Fresno State Bulldogs in their season opener Aug. 30 at the Coliseum, there will likely be five athletes from the talent-rich state of Florida in the Trojans starting lineup -- all of whom could make their mark for any of the elite teams in the SEC region.

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In All-America defensive tackle Leonard Williams (Daytona Beach), preseason All-America wide receiver Nelson Agholor (Tampa), and running back Javorius Allen (Tallahassee) -- the 2013 team MVP -- the Men of Troy have three acknowledged all-star Sunshine State starters in the junior class.