November 5, 2007

Lecorn emerges as USC's second receiver

South Carolina's 48-36 loss to Arkansas Saturday night will mostly be remembered for the spectacular show put on by Razorbacks' running back Darren McFadden.

But it may have also been the coming out party for USC wide receiver Dion Lecorn.

Lecorn, a true freshman from Ocala, Fla., had a team-high eight receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown, the second of his career, on Saturday night.

He played a significant role towards the USC offense rolling up 489 yards, the second highest total this season. Entering the game, USC's offensive coaches expected the Arkansas secondary would pay close attention to leading receiver Kenny McKinley.

As a result, they thought the receiver opposite McKinley would face man-to-man coverage all night. They were right.

"I knew I had to step it up," Lecorn said. "I always want the defense to go man-to-man. They gave me an opportunity."

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