Woods Gets USC Offer

One of the elite prospects in the class of 2011, defensive tackle Antwaun Woods from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, got his first offer today and it's a big one...

The first time we saw Antwaun Woods play, he was a freshman at Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, on a pretty talent Toreador team.

Though the youngest on the team, you could see a bright future ahead for Woods. He confirmed that with stellar showings the next two springs at the Los Angeles Scout.com Combines and during his sophomore season, then did it for the USC coaches to see at their OL/DL Camp and Rising Stars Camp.

On Saturday afternoon, Woods got the news he had been hoping for from the Trojans.

"I got my offer today from USC," said Woods. "That's the first offer. They offered me as a defensive tackle."

Woods was thrilled not just because the Trojans were the ones offering, but because his first offer is under his belt.

"I am really excited about it and I'm happy," said Woods. "I just have got to keep working hard in the class room and on the field."

USC has had great success at Taft recently, with the Smith brothers, Steve and Malcolm and a commitment from D.J. Morgan for the class of 2010. Woods said Morgan isn't pushing him but is talking about the possibility of playing together in college.

"He's not really pushing me to commit at all," said Woods. "We talked about it. He just said make a good decision."

Woods is in no rush to make a decision.

"I'm going to wait and see my options," said Woods. "I hopefully will get more offers. That's what I'm waiting to see. I just got to keep up the good work and not get lazy. I want to see when all the offers come in."

Woods was at USC's practice with some teammates and met with Pete Carroll and Brennan Carroll following practice.

"Coach Carroll and his son Brennan were the ones who offered me," said Woods. "I was kind of expecting it because they had talked about it, but they wanted to have a meeting."

Woods said his family was thrilled.

"My dad is really excited," said Woods. "He was calling the whole family. He was surprised that my first offer is from one of the top schools in the country."

Antwaun Woods was dominant at USC's Linemen Camp this summer.

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