Arkansas commit and Lewisville Hebron (Texas)offensive lineman Zach Rogers is ready to get back on the field.
Rogers tore his ACL in August and has been itching to return to the gridiron and help his team. Still, the 2015 prospect said his rehabilitation process has been rewarding for him.
"It's definitely helped me out, because I have had more of an appreciation for the game, watching it on the sidelines every Friday night," Rogers said. "I have also watched a lot more film. I'm not so tired after practice, so I want to watch more film than I ever have. It keeps me studying the game."
In addition to wanting to play for his Hebron Hawks (7-3, 4-1) as they begin the playoffs this weekend, Rogers said he is also ready to help the Razorbacks. Additionally, he said the hardships Arkansas has experienced this season are temporary.
"It's always hard to see them struggle like that, but it's a process," Rogers said. "It's going to take time. I'm definitely excited to get there and be part of it.
"You look at that coaching staff and the places they have been, each one of them has had success in the past," he added. "Now to bring them all together, it's just a matter of getting the right people in the right places and implementing their system.
"I think once everything gets rolling, it's going to be awesome."
While Rogers said his main focus is getting onto the field for his team next year and undergoing the process required for that to happen, he is also still recruiting others to join him at Arkansas.
Two of his main targets have been Chris Gragg's brother, Will Gragg, and another offensive lineman playing football in the state of Texas, Keaton Sutherland.
"Keaton and I have gotten to know each other pretty well the last couple of years because our high schools play each other," Rogers said. "I really like him. He's a cool guy. I would love it if I got to play at Arkansas with him."
Rogers views recovery process as rewarding
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