Does He Stay or Will He Go?

USC receiver Robert Woods became the best in Trojan history against Colorado when he caught his 217th pass, become the all-time career receptions leader. Now the question is does he stay for a senior campaign or leave for the NFL?

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Their smiles are contagious, laughs infectious, and the plays they make on the field can simply leave you in awe.

USC's Robert Woods and Marqise Lee are arguably the top receiving duo in college football, perhaps even one of the best pairs to ever play the game.

But how much longer will it last?

As the college football season rolls on, only five games remain on the Trojans' regular season schedule. Will these games be the last for Wood's to wear his No. 2 Cardinal and Gold jersey and line up opposite of Lee?

With the 217th catch of his career, the junior receiver became USC's all-time receptions leader. "It's special," Woods said after the game. "It's definitely an honor to be among names like (Keyshawn Johnson & Dwayne Jarrett)."

And with the milestone came the inevitable question.

"Have you thought about leaving after this season for the NFL?"

Coach Lane Kiffin is already campaigning for Woods to return to Troy his senior season, saying "He's going to announce he's coming back here pretty soon," after the Colorado victory in which Woods grabbed the receptions record.

But if a decision is truly on the mind of Woods, he was far from discussing it on Tuesday as he stood next to Lee after practice, tag-teaming questions from the media. "You never really know until you weigh things out at the end of the season," he explained. "Right now, I'm just focused on this year and I'm just trying to keep (Marqise Lee) off my back right now."

He may have just made that task harder for himself, as he continues to provide Lee with a blueprint on how to become the best with every catch he makes.

"It's motivation," Lee said when asked what it was like to watch his teammate catch history. "Seeing that he's capable, everything I do in my game, I mainly get it from Robert. So it's like ‘okay, he breaks the record now I want to try to go get it'."

There is little doubt Lee will reach the mark Woods sets before his time as a Trojan is up, "I'll definitely send him a message congratulating him," Woods said, adding that he will also dig up footage of himself jumping over Lee, from their days together as high school teammates at Gardena (Calif.) Serra High School.

As for the possibility of this being the final stretch of games the pair plays together, Lee says he won't be campaigning for Woods to stay, but it's not because he wants him to leave. "He makes his own decisions," he said. "I don't necessarily get in people's ears about what they want to do. If he does stay, I'm happy."

And if he goes? Well, there's always that possibility that the two found each other on the same roster at Serra and USC, maybe they'll be so lucky again in the NFL.

"I would like it," Woods says smiling. "You know, start all over trying to break that team's career record." And before he can even finish, Lee laughs, "I agree," he says. "That'd be crazy, but I'd enjoy it."

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