Woods Catches USC Offer

Serra HS wide receiver Robert Woods showed at the USC Skills Camp why he is considered one of the top prospects in the 2010 class. Woods ran a 4.43 forty, and was easily one of the best players on the field, excelling at both wide receiver and defensive back. Woods made several big catches at Howard Jones Field on Saturday, and at the end of the day he caught an offer from the USC coaches.

Gardena (CA) Serra High School wide receiver Robert Woods showed at the USC Skills Camp why he is considered one of the top prospects on the West Coast in the 2010 class. Woods ran a 4.43 forty, and was easily one of the best players on the field, excelling at both wide receiver and defensive back. Woods made several big catches at Howard Jones Field on Saturday, and at the end of the day he caught an offer from the USC coaches.

"After the camp me and my family went into Pete Carroll's office and had a talk about it. That's when I received the offer," said Woods, who was offered as a wide receiver. "It's really great because it is one of the top schools in the nation, not just California, and their being after me shows that I am a pretty good player.


2010 wide receiver Robert Woods
"Ken Norton told me before the camp that they were going to offer me because they have seen me play a little bit, and if I perform well I was going to have a chance to get a scholarship."

Woods, who already has offers from UCLA, California, Oregon State, Arizona State and Colorado, was thrilled to receive an offer from the hometown Trojans.

"USC has an awesome tradition and fans and great history," Woods said. "They compete for a championship every year and their coaches are just excellent.

"Being coached by them was an honor. They taught me so many different techniques that I hadn't learned. They taught me a lot of stuff. I met one of the coaches that went to my high school (Serra), Kris Richard."

USC wide receiver coach John Morton spent time breaking down Woods' technique and gave him several pointers on how to become an even more polished receiver.

"Early in the camp, he told me he was looking for me to shine at this camp," Woods said about John Morton. "That's when I got to work and ran some routes. He taught me how to keep my shoulder forward and how to come out of my breaks faster and to use my hands.

"We watched film and he was telling me some things that I did wrong and some things I did right. He is a great coach to talk to."

With an offer from USC in hand, Woods does not plan to attend any more camps this summer.

"I am going to hold up on the camps and just get back with my team and get ready for the season," Woods said.

With two years left in high school, he has the potential to become one of the top receivers in the 2010 class.

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