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Report: Five-star USC football player injured

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Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham, right, and USC Trojans head coach Clay Helton meet following NCAA football in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

USC wide receiver Kyle Ford, a talented athlete whom the Trojans hoped would fill the shoes of NFL-bound Michael Pittman, suffered a second significant ACL injury in three years and will be “out for foreseeable future,” USCFootball.com reported.

Ford, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound receiver from Orange County, was a five-star recruit from Orange Lutheran High School whose skill set has been compared to former USC star JuJu Smith-Schuster. His collegiate career got off to a slow start after he suffered a torn ACL in high school in 2018, forcing him to sit out most of his senior season.

The college football website is reporting that this torn ACL is the other knee.

This past October, Ford debuted against Colorado and hauled in a touchdown pass from fellow freshman Kedon Slovis.

Ford was considered a key cog in an elite USC receiver corps, which is a major reason why some consider the Trojans favorites to win the Pac-12 this season.