USC football: Trojans officially welcome early enrollees

USC officially announced the enrollment of seven freshman football players who will participate in spring practice.

The players are quarterback Max Browne, running back Justin Davis, defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow, receiver Darreus Rogers and defensive backs Su'a Cravens, Chris Hawkins and Leon McQuay III.

"We are excited to welcome these student-athletes to USC and have them get a jump on preparing for the 2013 season," Coach Lane Kiffin said in a statement. "I can't imagine a better collection of players to ever have joined a program midyear."

Browne, the Gatorade national player of the year from Skyline High in Sammamish, Wash.; Davis (Stockton Lincoln), Cravens (Murrieta Vista Murrieta), Hawkins (Rancho Cucamonga) and McQuay (Armwood Seffner, Fla.) have been attending classes since the start of the spring semester.

Bigelow (Eastern Christian Academy, Elkton, Md.) was recently cleared by USC and the NCAA's Eligibility Center.

Rogers (Carson) signed with USC last year but was not cleared until near the end of the season. He participated in a few practices in December before the Trojans departed for the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.


Super Bowl: Are Ravens attracting the smart money?

Chelsea's Eden Hazard charged by FA for kicking ball boy [video]

UFC's Dana White discusses improvements to 'The Ultimate Fighter'


Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World