2016: Rector will look to get into the rotation at defensive end as a redshirt freshman in 2016.
2015: Rector redshirted as a first-year freshman defensive end in 2015.
HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2014 Prep Star All-West Region, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and All-Mission League first team as a senior defensive end and tight end at Loyola High in Los Angeles (Calif.). He had 53 tackles, including 9 for losses (with 2 sacks), a fumble recovery and 2 forced fumbles in 2014.
As a junior in 2013, he made All-Serra League as he had 6 sacks and 2 deflections.
He also played basketball at Loyola. Current Trojans Chris Brown and Reuben Peters also prepped at Loyola.
PERSONAL: He is an economics major at USC.