Quarterback Max Browne drops back for a pass in the first half of the 2013… (Kin Man Hui / Associated…)
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.
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