Justin Rogers currently ranks as the No. 4 quarterback prospect in the country for the 2018 class. As you might imagine, that indicates that he has a lengthy line of suitors and, in early March, Rogers indicated that he has a clear delineation in the form of a top seven.
Now, though, the 6’4, 200-pound dual-threat quarterback has drilled down to three favorites and he recently spoke with Woody Wommack of Rivals to shed light on the trio of schools. In short, Rogers will be favoring UNC, LSU and TCU for his upcoming announcement on May 31 and he spoke in glowing terms about all three.
The full interview is worth a read for full context but Rogers indicated that LSU is putting on a full-court press:
“They’ve been telling me that I’m their No. 1 guy. I’ve been hearing from Coach (Matt) Canada and Coach O (Ed Orgeron) and those guys every day. They came up the first day of spring practice and they’ve definitely turned up the heat.”
Elsewhere, Rogers seems to understand that TCU is pursuing him very hard at this stage:
“They’re probably pushing the hardest in terms of putting out graphics and showing me love and stuff like that. Their fans are really recruiting me hard too but communication wise all of the schools are pretty equal and I’m talking to them all about the same.”
Finally, UNC’s staff is (effectively) using the high draft selection of Mitchell Trubisky as leverage in recruiting a player like Rogers:
“What they’re pitching to me is if they can do that in one year, there’s no telling what they can do in three or four years with me. One of the things they’ve been telling me is Mitch went No. 2 in the draft so why can’t I go No. 1. They’ve been mainly showing me all the stats and stuff he did in his first year starting. He threw for almost 4,000 yards and completed 70 percent of his passes. That’s the main thing they’ve been telling me.”
It is easy to see why these three schools are very interested in adding Justin Rogers and it will be interesting to see which direction he chooses in a few weeks.