Rogers Can't Get Enough of Arkansas

Carrollton (Texas) Hebron offensive lineman Zach Rogers (6-3, 295), a prime 2015 recruiting target for the Razorbacks, was in Arkansas for the school's Elite Camp on Monday to run his total of unofficial visits to Fayetteville in one year to seven.

There's very little doubt that 2015 Carrollton (Texas) Hebron offensive lineman Zach Rogers has an affinity for Arkansas and the city of Fayetteville.

"Arkansas is way up there – way up there," Rogers said. "Ever since last June I have been coming here and this is like my 12th trip here or something. I have gotten to know the coaches. I like the town of Fayetteville. If I wasn't a football player, this is definitely where I would come to school when you take football out of the equation."

So has there been any thoughts of Rogers (6-3, 295), who has been to several games, scrimmages and other types of unofficial visits to Fayetteville, going ahead and committing to the Razorbacks?

"That has crossed my mind, but I am not sure I am ready to do that," said Rogers, who has now been on Arkansas' campus seven times in one year. "I just want to make sure I make the right decision because if I say 'I am going somewhere' then I am done (with recruting) and I am truly going somewhere."

Rogers, whose former teammate Deatrich Wise will be a redshirt freshman for the Razorbacks this season, got a chance to work with new Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman for the first time during Monday's Razorback camp.

"He is a whole lot of fun to work with," Rogers said. "He tells me things in a way that I can understand it better. When he explains things, if you don't get it the first time, he will explain it in a different way to help you understand it. He knows what he is talking about. When he told me how to fix things and I fixed them, I could tell there was a difference in the way I was playing."

Rogers, who can be a 2014 mid-term graduate if he maintains his current course path, also likes the way Pittman uses both sternness and humor in his coaching.

"It is always fun to get work done in practice," Rogers said. "I think he makes it easier to come to practice because if the coach is having fun, you are having fun and it is not so hard to wake up at six in the morning and come out and practice."

While he has visited Arkansas the most of any school, Rogers has also made it a point to get to the other schools that have offered him – Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Texas, Baylor and UCLA.

"Probably since March I have been gone most every weekend," Rogers said. "I've just been going places trying to see where I am comfortable at.

"..."I am starting think about it a little more, find some things that I like, some things I don't like about all the places and go from there," Rogers added.

He was happy to see some stiff competition in Arkansas camp on Monday, including 2014 Razorback defensive tackle commit Bijhon Jackson (6-2, 320) of El Dorado and Star City 2016 offensive line prospect Austin Capps (6-4, 298).

"I think in the afternoon when they brought the kids that were just here for one day over that is when all the fun started," Rogers said. "Bijhon Jackson came over and Austin Capps, that 2016 kid, he was very good. It was fun going against them."

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