Less than a week after he was suspended at Tennessee, all-Southeastern Conference wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers has transferred to Tennessee Tech, the school confirmed Monday.
"It'll be exciting," Rogers said in a statement released by Tennessee Tech. "I'm excited to be here and be with the team and have brand new camaraderie with these guys. It'll be fun to watch us play."
Tennessee Tech is an FCS school, which means Rogers can play immediately without sitting out a year. Tennessee Tech opens its season Thursday against Hampton.
Rogers is reunited with former Calhoun (Ga.) High School teammate Tre Lamb, Tennessee Tech's starting quarterback.
"It's a unique situation for me, but we know he's a good kid," Tech coach Watson Brown said, according to ESPN.com. "He knows a couple of the players on our team, and we know his high school coach, and we're going on their recommendations. We've met with Da'Rick, and he understands our expectations."
Rogers was suspended indefinitely by Tennessee earlier this month, reportedly for a violation of the school's substance abuse policy for athletes.
Rogers led the SEC with 67 receptions last season and was second in the conference with 1,040 receiving yards.