After a long waiting period filled with many questions, Trojan WR commit Darreus Rogers finally has an idea of when he will enroll at USC:
grey shirting want be going to school until January because im already behind
— Darreus Rogers (@D_Rog5) September 10, 2012
Typo aside, Rogers says that he will greyshirt this season and will start his Trojan career in January. His presence will be a welcome addtion to USC’s already-loaded wide receiver corps, as last year he was the CIF Los Angeles City Section’s leading receiver with 1,251 yards.
This morning, Rogers again took to Twitter, expressing his elation to be able to officially be a Trojan:
happy to wake up and be a trojan knowing i will be there! GOD is good
— Darreus Rogers (@D_Rog5) September 11, 2012
Rogers had to wait for the NCAA to academically clear him, a process that took months. In that time period, USC pursued former Penn State running back Silas Redd and in acquiring him, the Trojans were thought to be at their 75 scholarship-athlete limit. Once the NCAA cleared him last week, more uncertainty came for Rogers, regarding if and how he could join the team this year.
Based on his tweets, it would suggest that USC is indeed at their scholarship limit, so Rogers will have to wait a semester to suit up for Troy.
At USC’s practice on Tuesday, the media asked Coach Kiffin about the Rogers situation, but he could not comment. Since Rogers is technically still just a commit, it would be an NCAA violation for Kiffin to further discuss the matter.