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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:

https://twitter.com/yt_deon/status/816108229411348481

2017 LB commit Taylor Katoa: 

https://twitter.com/TaylerKatoa/status/816108493283291136

2017 DB commit C.J. Miller:

https://twitter.com/cjmakesplays_/status/816119510868574208

https://twitter.com/cjmakesplays_/status/816151138277920773

2017 OL commit Brett Neilon:

https://twitter.com/brettn110/status/816113298206851072

2017 WR commit Marlon Williams:

https://twitter.com/TheReall__6/status/816106042291617793

2017 DE/OLB commit Hunter Echols:

https://twitter.com/hunter_tyb/status/816111766463807488

2017 WR commit Randal Grimes:

https://twitter.com/RandaRandal/status/816110985429692416

2017 DE commit Jacob Lichtenstein:

https://twitter.com/BigLichh/status/816110010799366144

USC recruiting targets:

2017 four-star safety Bubba Bolden:

https://twitter.com/BubbBolden/status/816105966420815872

https://twitter.com/BubbBolden/status/816106947942510592

https://twitter.com/BubbBolden/status/816108278165999616

2017 three-star DL Aliki Vimahi: 

https://twitter.com/AlikiVimahi/status/816109672146997248

2017 Clemson WR commit Amari Rodgers:

https://twitter.com/arodgers_3/status/816110141078728704

2017 three-star RB Cyrus Habibi-Likio:

https://twitter.com/cyrri3e/status/816108383728087040

https://twitter.com/cyrri3e/status/816109176891944960

2017 UCLA DL commit Greg Rogers:

https://twitter.com/CityBoyGreg/status/816109070440538113

2017 four-star DL Martin Andrus: 

https://twitter.com/Martin_A__/status/816108924961071104

2017 JUCO RB Kishawn Holmes:

https://twitter.com/Kr_holmes5/status/816108731788165122

2017 three-star center Dejon Stuckey:

https://twitter.com/Kr_holmes5/status/816108731788165122

2017 two-star DT Nyrobi Akai:

https://twitter.com/YaboiiRobi/status/816108572320755712

2017 three-star DT JoJo Falo:

https://twitter.com/UShouldFALOJojo/status/816108313918128128

2017 UCLA commit Jaelan Phillips:

https://twitter.com/JJPhillips15/status/816106082208776193

2018 four-star DB Bookie Radley-Hiles:

https://twitter.com/Bookie_44/status/816108198012719105

https://twitter.com/Bookie_44/status/816119355373023232

https://twitter.com/Bookie_44/status/816108893713481729

2018 four-star DT Trevor Trout:

https://twitter.com/Bookie_44/status/816108198012719105

2018 four-star WR Chase Williams:

https://twitter.com/_ujdkchase/status/816106036541042688

https://twitter.com/_ujdkchase/status/816106973053603841

2018 safety Ryan Nixon:

https://twitter.com/ry_nixon3/status/816106983753273344

2018 four-star DB Isaac Taylor-Stuart:

https://twitter.com/Kingathlete5/status/816161812466909185

2018 four-star DL Elijah Wade:

https://twitter.com/Elijah_Wade_/status/816109546716286976

2018 four-star WR/TE Camren McDonald:

https://twitter.com/CaamMcd/status/816108466192281600

2018 four-star DT Tuli Letuligasenoa:

https://twitter.com/Tuliletuligase1/status/816108575076413441

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