LOS ANGELES -- It's late in the year to have new additions, but that's exactly what USC had on Thursday.
There was a new wide receiver on the field for the Trojans -- Darreus Rogers.
The former Carson High School standout practiced with USC for the first time on Thursday. He was originally a member of the Trojans' 2012 recruiting class but didn't qualify academically.
After getting his academics in order, he's now free to join the team.
Last week, Rogers tweeted a picture of his acceptance letter into USC with the notation, "For all the SC fans that heard bad rumors about me here you go I'm official."
He is now a member of the 2013 recruiting class and treated as an early enrollee.
USC head coach Lane Kiffin says because school is out and USC has wrapped up final examinations, that makes him eligible to practice. He "was already" cleared by USC and he was cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse in September.
"He can practice with us until we leave," Kiffin said of Rogers. "He can'...