Offensive tackle prospect is expected to be a first-round draft pick come April, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.
Just three days removed from a tough 70-68 loss at No. 3 Kansas, USC bounced back to defeat No. 18 Tennessee in Knoxville.
Senior Donte Smith's 20 points were not enough to overcome a 14-point second-half deficit at No. 3 Kansas.
First-team All-Pac-10 selections Jurrell Casey and Tyron Smith will both declare for the NFL Draft.
Trojans notch their second consecutive win.