Assessing the newcomers

LOS ANGELES -- As the Trojans reach the bye week, here's an update on the newcomers to the USC roster this season:

LB Jabari Ruffin: Ruffin will likely redshirt this season unless depth issues become a concern. He's seen time in practice at both outside linebacker spots and has looked good at times. He's an athletic player with nice size.

WR Nelson Agholor: This one just seems like a rocket ready to go off. Agholor gave a taste of his explosive abilities against Stanford with a long run after a catch and a couple memorable special-teams plays. There's a lot more of that coming from him in the future.