'No worry' for Farmer and his knee

USC receiver George Farmer has been plagued by injury throughout his Trojan career. Now heading into his fourth season, Farmer tells Scout he's healed and ready to play...

USC receiver George Farmer discusses the Trojans spring practices after the spring game…

USC receiver George Farmer wrapped up spring practices telling Scout his surgically repaired knee is no longer a worry for him.

Farmer tore his ACL during spring practices a year ago on Howard Jones Field. He was sidelined through the 2013 season recovering.

It was unclear how much Farmer would be able to participate in spring practices, but by the final weeks he was participating in all drills and even drew contact.

"I feel great, my leg feels strong," Farmer said after the Trojans spring game. "That was the biggest thing coming out here working on my confidence and getting it back but that's 100 percent so I'm all ready to go from here on out."

"I think his confidence got better," explained USC coach Steve Sarkisian. "When you are coming off an ACL injury, your mental confidence is as important as where you are at physically. Physically I know he is good. We just have to continue to build on his mental confidence that he is healthy enough to go out and perform at a high level. I think as we moved through spring, his confidence in his knee grew and grew. My goal by fall camp is that his knee brace is off, he feels confident in his ability to go play and he's playing fast. He's a very gifted guy when he's playing fast."

When fall camp opens in August, Farmer will compete for a starting spot.

He finished spring listed as a backup receiver behind sophomore Darreus Rogers.

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