Colorado WR Brenden Rice announces transfer commitment to USC
USC just added another major offensive playmaker.
Brenden Rice, a former Colorado wideout, announced his intention to transfer to USC. The son of NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, he’ll have three years of eligibility with the Trojans.
— B Rice (@BrendenRice) January 18, 2022
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Rice was a 4-star prospect coming out of high school in the Class of 2020, per the 247 Composite. He was rated as the 336th overall prospect and the 57th wideout. He chose Colorado over offers from Michigan, Oregon, USC, Utah, and UCLA, among others.
As a true freshman in 2020, Rice caught 12 balls for 120 yards and two scores. In 2021, he was arguably Colorado’s most important offensive talent. Rice made 21 receptions for 299 yards and three scores. He also returned kicks for the Buffs.
For USC, he’s the third wideout transfer to commit to the Trojans since the season ended, joining former Washington wideout Terrell Bynum and former Oklahoma wideout Mario Williams. USC also signed 4-star wideout CJ Williams from its 2022 recruiting class.
As the Trojans look to replace star wideout Drake London—off to the NFL—they’ll surely have options to piece together everything he gave them. When it comes to his big-play ability in contested situations, Rice can potentially fill the role as a “throw it up and give him a shot” guy downfield. He’s a tall, sturdy athlete who can highpoint the ball and box out defensive backs.