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USC commit will take visits

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Darreus Rogers committed to USC in January but the four-star wide receiver from Carson, Calif., said this past weekend at a 7-on-7 tournament that he considers it a soft pledge and he will definitely take visits.
"A soft verbal is a soft verbal," Rogers said. "I can't sign until I'm a senior so I still have my options open."
Arizona State, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii are the four main contenders for Rogers, a 6-foot-2, 194-pound prospect who finished with 45 receptions for 1,347 yards and eight touchdowns in his junior season.
Hawaii might be a surprise but Carson quarterback Justin Alo signed there last recruiting cycle and Rogers might want to follow him to the islands.
"My quarterback Justin Alo is going out there to play so I'm going to take a trip out there in January," Rogers said.
"It's a big passing team. I love that and I'm a receiver so they spread the field out and I can do what I do best."
This summer Rogers said he's strongly considering camps at Arizona State and Hawaii and he'll definitely attend the Rising Stars Camp at USC.
The recent NCAA sanctions levied against the Trojans aren't a big concern, Rogers said, and that won't have a major influence on his recruiting process moving forward. More than anything, Rogers wants to have options and look around a little bit before settling on a team.
"SC goes for the best so I'm not concerned," Rogers said. "On the field you can only have 11."
Rivals.com rates Rogers, who shined at wide receiver and safety during the 7-on-7 tournament in Redondo Beach, Calif., No. 172 in the 2012 class.
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