"I just wanted to get it over and done with, because I know where I'm going," said Woods about the timing of his commitment. "And I just wanted to see what the program will be like after Pete Carroll. I liked what I saw when I was at the school and decided to seal the deal."
Two weeks ago Woods had an opportunity to meet a few of the new coaches and he was impressed, especially with his future position coach, Ed Orgeron.
Woods told us this wasn't the first time he's committed to the Trojans.
"I committed after the UCLA game because I liked what I saw," Woods said. "I knew SC was the place I wanted to be so I informed them that I was coming."
Although having the right coaches is important to Woods, there are other aspects of USC that make it the school he wants to be at.
"I like the state of the football program, how things are run, I'm going to have great coaches, I like the environment, the campus life and all of the people are cool," said Woods.
It seems as if every year there are one or two early commits who end up doing a lot of recruiting for the school they committed to. We asked Woods if he envisions himself in that role?
"That's how I'm going to be," said Woods. "I'm going to be just like D.J. (Morgan)."