Cody Kessler, Max Tuerk named to Phil Steele’s preseason All-American team

USC returns a slew of prominent players, but perhaps none is bigger than Cody Kessler's return. If he gets the protection that eluded him last year, Kessler is bound for big things.

As far as Phil Steele is concerned, Kessler will get on side providing a virtual wall with Max Tuerk. Steele on Monday released his preseason All-American list, and named Kessler and Tuerk to his first team.

Adoree' Jackson and Su'a Cravens also made second team, respectively. 

(h/t Reign of Troy)

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