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07:44 AM ET 11.28 | Will he or won't he? USC junior receiver Marqise Lee said Tuesday that he has not decided, or even thought about, whether he will make himself for the NFL draft. The reigning Biletnikoff Award winner also said he has not considered that Saturday's game against UCLA might be his last for the Trojans at the Coliseum. But Lee, who has struggled through several injuries this season, is the draft-eligible USC player most likely to turn pro after the season. So it would be wise to take a good long look at one of the most dynamic players in USC history when the No. 23 Trojans play the No. 22 Bruins in the 83rd meeting between the rivals. "I've been focusing on trying to leave all the outside stuff out," Lee said. "Just focus on the weekend and actually getting the job done."

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November 28, 2013  08:34 AM ET

As much as I would love to see him back next year, he won't be. One of the best to ever wear the uni. Thanks Marqise.

November 28, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

One of the best to ever wear the uni. Thanks Marqise.

Mouthful dude: Lynn, Keyshawn, Gifford, McKay as well as currents Mike Williams, Damian Williams, Steve Smith and that's just off the top of my head.

November 28, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

One of the best to ever wear the uni.

IIRC, that's pretty elite company right there Ice...but, you've seen him play much more than I have.

Feel for the guy having to try to perform during the dumpster fire USC has been the past few years. Shows exactly how important it is to have a good team/atmosphere around you.

Wish him well. He deserves a break.

November 28, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Take the money and run, Lee. You've nothing left to prove at the CFB level.

November 28, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

As much as I would love to see him back next year, he won't be. One of the best to ever wear the uni. Thanks Marqise.

I loved watching him in college but it won't be the same in the NFL.

November 28, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Mouthful dude: Lynn, Keyshawn, Gifford, McKay as well as currents Mike Williams, Damian Williams, Steve Smith and that's just off the top of my head.

Well ICE did say Lee was "one" of the best to ever wear the uni".

November 28, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I loved watching him in college but it won't be the same in the NFL.

Dr, I agree. Very seldom does a real good college receiver have a "great" NFL career.

November 28, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

As much as I would love to see him back next year, he won't be. One of the best to ever wear the uni. Thanks Marqise.

YEP! Will miss the guy next year.

November 28, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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YEP! Will miss the guy next year.

Yes we will miss Lee next year, but Agholor will be back and they will be other good USC wide receivers in the future. :-)

November 28, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Oh, my mistake. Thought this was another thread about South Carolina.

November 28, 2013  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Oh, my mistake. Thought this was another thread about South Carolina.

How could YOU possibly be confoozed??? heh heh

November 28, 2013  10:25 AM ET
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Dr, I agree. Very seldom does a real good college receiver have a "great" NFL career.

Oh I think he'll be good, maybe even great, in the NFL but it won't hold the same magic for me.

Watching Andy Dalton-to-A. J. Green (Bengals) is fun, but it's not as fun as watching Matthew Stafford-to-Green in their college days at Georgia.

Patrick Peterson (Cardinals) and Morris Claiborne (Cowboys) are fun to watch as individuals in the NFL, but what they accomplished together at LSU was special and watching them play in the same defensive backfield again would be a treat.

I loved watching Brian Orapko in college but I just can't stand to see him in a Washington Fore skins uniform. Same for RGIII.

That's what I'm talking about. Once they leave college and get scattered to the wind I lose interest.

November 28, 2013  10:58 AM ET
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Oh I think he'll be good, maybe even great, in the NFL but it won't hold the same magic for me.Watching Andy Dalton-to-A. J. Green (Bengals) is fun, but it's not as fun as watching Matthew Stafford-to-Green in their college days at Georgia.Patrick Peterson (Cardinals) and Morris Claiborne (Cowboys) are fun to watch as individuals in the NFL, but what they accomplished together at LSU was special and watching them play in the same defensive backfield again would be a treat.I loved watching Brian Orapko in college but I just can't stand to see him in a Washington Fore skins uniform. Same for RGIII.That's what I'm talking about. Once they leave college and get scattered to the wind I lose interest.

Very good point. We as "true" college fans will never forget some of the great players of the present or the past. :-)

November 28, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Oh, my mistake. Thought this was another thread about South Carolina.

Where in the hell is South Carolina, is it in Mexico?? :-)

November 28, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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Where in the hell is South Carolina, is it in Mexico?? :-)

It is South Cackalacky OT.

November 28, 2013  11:10 AM ET
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Where in the hell is South Carolina, is it in Mexico?? :-)

Worse. It's on the east coast.

November 28, 2013  11:31 AM ET
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Mouthful dude: Lynn, Keyshawn, Gifford, McKay as well as currents Mike Williams, Damian Williams, Steve Smith and that's just off the top of my head.

That's why I said "one of the best", not THE best. Our WR history is rich, and he is definitely on the list.

November 28, 2013  11:31 AM ET
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Worse. It's on the east coast.

LOL. Nice

November 28, 2013  03:37 PM ET

He was okay. It's obvious that he got all those numbers because he was the only guy Barkley would throw it to. Although it's strange that both Woods and Lee had spectacular freshman and sophomore seasons and both had such crummy final seasons as a Trojan.

One thing that people didn't see who watched the USC-Stanford game on TV, was that in the final drive Lee got wiped out and hobbled off the field, barely able to walk, and came in 2 downs later for the 4th and 2 play, he couldn't walk, but he ran out and caught the first down, and then really had to be carried off, unable to walk at all. That's something that should've been celebrated, but got lost on the telecast.

 
November 28, 2013  07:04 PM ET
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That's what I'm talking about. Once they leave college and get scattered to the wind I lose interest

Agreed but there are exceptions. Joe Montana was still fun to follow in the pros. Andrew Luck, Reggie Bush, Kyle Rudolph, Harrison Smith, Golden Tate, Anthony Fasano.
Not sure how Michael Floyd is doing, I think he is at Arizona.

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