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Arkansas continues to impress Carrollton (Texas) Hebron sophomore offensive lineman Zach Rogers (6-3, 300), who brought his family and girlfriend last weekend for the Red-White game while making his sixth unofficial trip to Arkansas in a short time.

Carrollton (Texas) Hebron sophomore offensive lineman Zach Rogers (6-3, 290) has made plenty of trips to Arkansas campus, but last weekend's was a little different.

He made it a family and friends trek to Fayetteville for the Red-White game just in case this is the place he decides to call home sooner than later.

"I brought my mom, dad, grandpa, grandma and my girlfriend," Rogers said of his sixth trip in a couple of year. "I wanted them all to get a good look at the school because this is where I could play in college."

Rogers, part of a record-setting crowd of 51,088 fans at Razorback Stadium last Saturday, already has offers from Arkansas, Texas Tech, Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor.

"I'm very fortunate that I have a lot of great options," Rogers said. "I can tell that this weekend really helped Arkansas. My whole family and girlfriend loved it. The atmosphere was great and I got to really get to know the coaches and what they are about."

That included a 90-minute Saturday meeting with Razorback offensive line coach Sam Pittman, who sees Rogers as a big-time center in college.

"They believe my skillset is best suited for center and Coach Pittman feels like I could be a great player for them at that position," Rogers said. "I'm excited about that opportunity and what it could lead to for me."

Rogers could also be a mid-term graduate in December 2014 and thus be able to go through spring practice before his true freshman season.

"We talked about that and how beneficial it could be for me," Rogers said.

Rogers loves the philosophy of new Razorback head coach Bret Bielema, who he met with Sunday before heading home.

"That physical style of play is something that I love and I can tell that is something that the want to establish from the start," Rogers said. ‘I can see how that is being stressed by the new coaches, who clearly know what they are doing and you can tell that from the success they have had at the places they have previously coached."

He will be back to Arkansas this summer for camp.

"That's the only camp I have set up for now," Rogers said. "I'm anxious to get up there and work with the new Arkansas coaches." recruiting analyst believes Rogers was one of the best offensive lineman he saw at the recent Nike Football Training Camp in Dallas.

"Plays with great technique and is strong at the point of attack," Powers said. "Was one of the best at the camp regardless of recruiting class."

Rogers, a former high school teammate of Arkansas freshman defensive end Deatrich Wise (6-6, 270), had previously stated an intention to take the process until he was going into his senior season.

"That is something that I had really intended to do, but I have changed my mind on that," Rogers said. "The more I have thought about it, the more I have realized that if I feel right about one school that I should go ahead and commit and have that decision out of the way. Then I can concentrate on football and helping the program bring in some more players."

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