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Recruits react to USC's epic Rose Bowl win

USC commits and recruits from the 2017 and 2018 classes react to USC's drama-filled, 52-49 victory over Penn State in the Rose Bowl.

While Sam Darnold was throwing for 453 yards and five scores while leading USC on a game-tying drive in the final two minutes and Leon McQuay III was swooping across the field for a game-turning interception and return, there were plenty of high school football players watching along. Some like 2018 USC quarterback commit Matt Corral was fortunate enough to watch the game in person, drawing the ire of fellow Trojan commit Marlon Williams (pictured above) since the Mobile (Ala.) McGill-Toolen receiver was so far away.

USC 2017 defensive back target Deommodore Lenoir said after Monday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl practice that he was looking forward to seeing the game. He mentioned that he would have been at the Rose Bowl taking in the festivities, if he hadn't been in San Antonio for the All-American game.

The USC/Penn State game was already going to be watched by some Trojan recruiting targets across the country, but a highly contested, down-to-the-wire affair grabbed everyone's attention. Here's what they had to say in the waning moments and after the game on Twitter:

Current USC commits:

2017 RB commit Stephen Carr:

2017 LB commit Taylor Katoa:

2017 DB commit C.J. Miller:

2017 OL commit Brett Neilon:

2017 WR commit Marlon Williams:

2017 DE/OLB commit Hunter Echols:

2017 WR commit Randal Grimes:

2017 DE commit Jacob Lichtenstein:

USC recruiting targets:

2017 four-star safety Bubba Bolden:

2017 three-star DL Aliki Vimahi:

2017 Clemson WR commit Amari Rodgers:

2017 three-star RB Cyrus Habibi-Likio:

2017 UCLA DL commit Greg Rogers:

2017 four-star DL Martin Andrus:

2017 JUCO RB Kishawn Holmes:

2017 three-star center Dejon Stuckey:

2017 two-star DT Nyrobi Akai:

2017 three-star DT JoJo Falo:

2017 UCLA commit Jaelan Phillips:

2018 four-star DB Bookie Radley-Hiles:

2018 four-star DT Trevor Trout:

2018 four-star WR Chase Williams:

2018 safety Ryan Nixon:

2018 four-star DB Isaac Taylor-Stuart:

2018 four-star DL Elijah Wade:

2018 four-star WR/TE Camren McDonald:

2018 four-star DT Tuli Letuligasenoa:

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