Notables: Trojans' 2/7 Throwing Session

Some news and notes from Tuesday's players-only throwing session, including some comments from Gerald Bowman and Junior Pomee, among others.

An energetic and outgoing group of about 30 Trojans volunteered to participate in a players-only workout, despite the downpour of rain and unusually cold temperature.

Players like Marqise Lee, Robert Woods, Devon Flournoy and Victor Blackwell had fun beating cornerbacks like Nickell Robey or Tony Burnett on routes, while players like Scott Starr and Josh Shaw seemed to have a good time bonding with their new teammates.

A surprise visitor in Gerald Bowman, who told SCPlaybook he plans to enroll in June, really enjoyed the session and getting to know his future teammates. Bowman said he is back at Pierce College taking a couple classes but will still be at USC from time to time to do voluntary workouts with players or attend these throwing sessions.

Bowman wants to be a communications major and possibly minor in sociology at USC. He said he's trying to learn the playbook now and already has some redzone coverages down.

A few linemen stopped by the session, including defensive tackle Antwaun Woods, offensive tackle Kevin Graf and offensive guard John Martinez.

Woods said he has gotten his weight down to about 305-310 pounds. He also said his reason for coming out was he "wanted to watch the skinny guys." In my opinion, he seems much more serious about school and football than he did coming in last season.

As for the offensive linemen, both Graf and Martinez said they are fully healthy. Martinez said he played through a high ankle sprain in the fall but has recuperated in the offseason.

While it's still too early to project anything permanent on the Trojans' offensive line, Graf has been told by coaches he'll likely move from right tackle to left in the spring and Martinez is expecting to compete at both left and right guard. Martinez play right guard all throughout fall, but the Murray, Utah native said he's open to either spot.

Linemen aside, there were a couple of players that spent some time out on Cromwell field but did not actually play. Safety Drew McAllister came by for a bit, cornerback Torin Harris did as well (with his dog in tow) and tight end Junior Pomee were there. Pomee even caught a few passes from quarterback Emon Saee after the session ended.

Pomee commented on hosting one-time commit Pio Vatuvei, who switched to Washington late in the recruiting process. Pomee said Vatuvei, a defensive end from Patterson, Calif., looked like he was going to be a Trojan when he came to USC on his official visit.

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