Wittek, Woods Impress at Under Armour

The pair of USC commitments did a lot to quiet any doubters with strong performances against the top talent in the country. Look inside for more.

Max Wittek and Antwaun Woods both arrived in Orlando for the Under Armour All-American Game this week with some question marks after struggling at times during their senior campaigns.

"This season was up and down for me and I went up and down in the rankings and all, so I just came here to go hard so I could fly back up to the top," Antwaun Woods said. "That was just my main focus, to go hard."

The pair of USC commitments did a lot to quiet any doubters with strong performances against the top talent in the country.


Max Wittek at Under Armour practice.
Woods, a four-star prospect from Taft High School, is a wide-bodied defensive tackle that clogged the middle during practice, showing great burst off the ball, good strength, and he really uses his hands well.

"He played all week like the impact player we first fell in love with when he was a freshman," Scout West Recruiting Manager Brandon Huffman said. "He plays with such a low pad level and is so quick off the ball, the interior offensive line really struggled to stay with him."

The 6-1, 310-pound defensive tackle made several plays in the backfield during team period, and more than held his own against players like La'El Collins in one-on-one drills.

"I came here really to test my ability to play and see how good I would be against other top guys in the country," Woods said. "This really pays off playing against this competition."

On the offensive side of the ball, Max Wittek was the most polished quarterback for the White Team, making the least mistakes and showing good accuracy in the short and intermediate passing game.

"His technique and fundamentals are strong," Huffman said. "He showed decent arm strength but it was his decision making and ease of going through his reads was what made him stand out."

The Mater Dei product is an early enrollee, and will immediately compete with Jesse Scroggins and fellow incoming freshman Cody Kessler for the backup spot behind Matt Barkley.

"Wittek has constantly been looked at as the "second quarterback" in USC's 2-quarterback class," Huffman said. "But the way he threw this week, he showed that he's not just going to roll over when he gets into USC for spring ball."

While in Orlando the duo did their best to do some recruiting of their own, letting Greg Townsend Jr. know that they want to keep him in Los Angeles for the next four years.

"I recruited him a lot. Everyone that has an offer from USC I recruit," Woods said. "I recruit them to try and get USC stacked with players."


Antwaun Woods was motivated to prove himself at the Undr Armour Game.


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