USC wide receiver Robert Woods turned 20 on Tuesday.
He spent a portion of his birthday at practice. On the side and away from the action, he stood stationary while pumping his arms. He took a step and slightly turned his shoulders.
With the naked eye, it didn't look like much, but in his mind he went through another tactic to get past Pac-12 defenders this fall.
That and the advice he lends to his fellow receivers in between routes all but sums up the spring for the Biletnikoff candidate.
Woods is itching to get on the practice field.
"I'm trying to get the trainers to get me out here but they just say 'Take it safe and just be ready for September 1st,'" Woods said.
He's getting restless.
"Very restless," he said. "Sometimes I want to hop in and get a rep, especially in the one-on-ones. Some of the players were getting jammed up. I just wanted to go out there and get a rep and just pick up the spirit of the receivers."
Woods, who says his ankle is feeling better, was ...