"I am going to stay with USC. I feel like that is still my home. That's it," Woods said.
It has been a crazy week for the talented wide receiver from Serra High School, which included an impressive performance at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and the stunning news that Pete Carroll could be headed to coach in the NFL.
"USC is a great program and Pete Carroll isn't going to be their forever," he said. "That's how it is. I would like for that to happen, but if he goes, it's still USC without his name."
Woods has been easily the top wide receiver on the West Team, pulling in several big catches during the week of practice in San Antonio, and he capped of his spectacular week with 2 receptions for 57 yards in Saturday's 30-14 win over the East.
As expected, the uncertainty of Carroll's future has recruits uneasy at this time and Woods said he still hasn't been in contact with anyone on the USC staff. But the five-star wide receiver remains optimistic that the recruiting class would stick together.
"It affects recruits and people are thinking about changing now but I am trying to stay with them," he said. "D.J. (Morgan) is interesting in other schools, but for sure he is locked up. Everybody who is committed is going to stay with it."
Woods was encouraged to see four-star cornerback and fellow Army Bowl participant, Demetrius Wright, stick with his decision to commit to USC during Saturday's Army All-American game.
"When I seen him on the television I was like, ‘Come on, stay with USC, stay with USC' and he did. That was a good look for us," Woods said.
Woods said other schools have already tried to contact him but he isn't listening at this point.
"A couple of schools tried to call me after the incident but I am avoiding the calls," he said.
Robert Woods said he is sticking with his commitment to USC.
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