USC walk-ons earn their way to rides

USC coach Steve Sarkisian awarded two walk-ons scholarships at the end of spring practices...

USC walk-ons George Katrib and Ryan Dillard have been awarded scholarships by coach Steve Sarkisian.

Katrib, a junior receiver, played in 12 games for the Trojans in 2013 -- mostly on special teams. Katrib played a large role in the Trojans 2014 spring practices. He took reps with both the first and second team offense and found himself listed as a starter for the spring game.

USC's numbers at receiver were limited due to injury.

Receivers coach Tee Martin told Scout that Katrib made the absolute most of his opportunity and reps during spring practices and proved that he is capable of making plays in the Trojans offense.

Dillard, a junior cornerback, also earned a scholarship. USC's secondary was also low on scholarship player throughout spring, allowing Dillard to take reps with the second team defense throughout the 15 practices. He made the most of his opportunity and proved to be a hard working player for the Trojans.

It comes as little surprise that Dillard was awarded a scholarship. Since he first set foot on campus at USC the summer of 2012, Dillard has shown a strong work ethic.

Dillard played in 10 games in 2013 on special teams. He also saw reserve time at cornerback.

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