Why be excited: A member of the Georgia Elite 11, a U.S. Army All-American, and a Georgia defensive player of the year, Rogers is regarded as one of the nation's top linebacker prospects. He's a sound tackler who reacts quickly and has a nose for the football. Erik Richards, national scouting coordinator for the U.S. Army Bowl, describes Rogers as “perhaps the most underrated linebacker out there this year. He's every bit as good as anyone I've seen nationally, including other five-stars. His greatest attribute is the ability to flip his hips on a dime and run with running backs.”
You may not know: Rogers played on back-to-back state championship teams, and anchored a defense that during his senior year allowed just six points and 129 yards per game, and a 1.7 season rushing average.
How he fits into the depth chart: He has the size to play inside and the speed and open-field tackling ability to play at either the Sam or Will positions, as well. He should push for early playing time as the Tigers replace two of their three starting linebackers.
High School: Buford High, Buford (Ga.)
Coach: Jess Simpson
Recruited By: Brent Venables
Date committed: May 29, 2013 Other Offers: Auburn, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Penn State, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Tennessee, among others
Junior – 91 tackles, 7 sacks;Senior – 70 tackles