A daily three-point briefing, recapping the news and notes of USC athletics. Today it’s a recap of USC’s top 2022 recruiting targets, an update on a few other USC sports and a breakout game for Robert Woods.
Updating USC’s 2022 Targets
WeAreSC’s Scott Schrader provided a recap of where USC’s 2022 recruiting efforts stand. The Trojans have four commitments on the offensive side and are chasing some major offensive linemen and impact players at other positions (On3+). On the other side of the ball, USC’s top two commitments are five-star defensive players. Keeping their commitments and adding a number of others to the class will be a priority (On3+) for interim head coach Donte Williams.
A New Leader
Congratulations go out to Penelope Hocking, who became USC’s all-time leading scorer on Thursday. Hocking scored the 49th goal of her career, breaking Isabelle Harvey’s record that stood for more than 20 years. Hocking helped USC to a 4-1 win over Colorado and now the Trojans have won nine games in a row after starting the season 0-2.
USC women’s basketball has a new leader as well, though in a different sense. Head coach Lindsay Gottlieb has been universally praised as a tremendous hire for the Trojans and she’ll have a chance to get that program back on track. USC provided a look at her early work with the team in this first installation of a video series.
Robert Woods Breaks Out
Former USC wide receiver Robert Woods had a somewhat slow start to the 2021 season with the Los Angeles Rams. He’d caught just 15 passes for 172 yards through four games. That changed Thursday night, when Woods hauled in 12 passes for 150 yards in helping the Rams to a 26-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks and former USC head coach Pete Carroll.