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Rogers committed, will take visits

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CARSON, Calif. - Darreus Rogers committed to USC in early January but other programs have not backed off the talented receiver from Carson and the 6-foot-2, 194-pound prospect said Saturday at Elijah Asante's Elite Quarterback Camp that he plans to take other official visits.
Calling himself a soft verbal commit, Rogers said he still believes USC could be the school for him but that he doesn't want to limit his options and so he plans to take a few trips this coming fall.
Miami, Arizona State, Washington and Oregon could be destinations for Rogers, who finished with 45 receptions for 1,347 yards and eight touchdowns in his junior season. The elite recruit also plays defense in high school but projects as a wide receiver.
"I was feeling it so I thought it was the right move to commit," Rogers said. "I'm still open so I'm still looking. My decision was for school, too. The atmosphere around SC is great but I'm still open and I want to take all my trips and see what's up with that.
"I just want to see what else is out there and you only have one life to live so I want to live it up to the fullest. I'm still looking."
Although numerous programs are involved, Rogers said Miami, Washington and Arizona State stand out the most almost two months after his commitment to the Trojans.
Since Rogers is so talented - he was by far the best wide receiver at Saturday's workout - it's no surprise that other programs won't relent on recruiting him and it's clear Rogers is considering his options.
Southern California is loaded at wide receiver this recruiting cycle and Rogers is one of the best. He's friends with a lot of the other top players and said it's neat to be recognized as one of the best wide receiver groups in Los Angeles in years.
"It's a blessing to be one of the top receivers," Rogers said. "Coming out here working hard and competing, I know a lot of those dudes since I was little so it's just good to see us come up and be great players. There is much more to come."
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