Panthers reportedly schedule top-30 visit with USC WR Brenden Rice

We have our first name for a top-30 visit and it’s pretty familiar one.

According to Justin Melo of The Draft Network, the Carolina Panthers have set up an in-house meeting with University of Southern California wideout Brenden Rice. Rice—who is also set to see the Arizona Cardinals, per Melo— is the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Jerry Rice.

Rice spent his first two collegiate campaigns at the University of Colorado Boulder. He appeared in 17 games between 2020 and 2021, totaling 27 receptions for 419 yards and five touchdowns.

He moved on to USC beginning in 2022, when he reeled in 39 balls for 611 yards and four scores. 2023 would result in a second-team All-Pac-12 nod for Rice, who amassed 791 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.

Rice, 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, turned in a solid performance at the scouting combine in Indianapolis this past week. He recorded his 40-yard dash at 4.50 seconds with a 36.5-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-11 broad jump.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire