Rogers will take trips 

December, 21, 2011
It is clear that Darreus Rogers (Carson, Calif./Carson) is USC's top wide receiver target in California. But after an early offer and commitment, the Trojans will need to continue working these last few weeks -- as they will with all commits -- to keep him in the mix.

Rogers is in Fresno this week, participating in the inaugural Cal State All-Star Game, pitting some of the top players in northern California against their counterparts from the south. The South team appears fairly set at wide receiver, as they can put out a three-wide set featuring Rogers, Bryce Treggs (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco) and Kenny Lawler (Upland, Calif./Upland). The players went through check-in Monday before practices started Tuesday, leading up to Friday's game.

Rogers made a statement in the first evening practice of the week, with two spectacular catches. The first was on a crossing route where he spun to catch a ball that was thrown behind him and was able to bring it in with one hand. The second was good enough that the coaches decided to end practice on it. A deep ball was thrown to Rogers against coverage from Ishmael Adams (Westlake Village, Calif./Oaks Christian). Adams looked as though he was preparing to make a basket catch as the ball was slightly overthrown. But Rogers went up over the cornerback and hauled it in, drawing praise from his entire team.