2017: Rector will compete for key playing time as a defensive lineman as a sophomore in 2017.
2016: Rector got into the playing rotation at defensive end and played on special teams as a redshirt freshman in 2016. Overall in 2016 while appearing in 12 games (all but Utah), he had 5 tackles and a deflection. He had 1 tackle against Arizona State and Colorado, 2 stops at Arizona, a tackle against Orgon and a deflection at UCLA.
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.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH CHRISTIAN RECTOR