Lewisville Hebron (Texas) offensive lineman Zach Rogers is running again after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in late August.
Rogers is a 2015 Arkansas commitment. He said he is on track to be able to participate in spring drills before his senior year of high school begins.
"I have a return to sport test on Feb. 14 and as long as I pass that test, I will be a full go, able to do everything then," he said.
The 6-foot-3, 295-pound offensive lineman said he has had to do a lot of exercises and drills that build his leg strength and test the recovery of his ACL. Throughout the process, he said he has received a lot of valuable support.
"My high school coaches and the coaches at Arkansas have meant a lot to me," Rogers said. "The Arkansas coaches have talked to me quite a bit and made sure that I have stayed positive throughout the whole thing."
Sam Pittman serves as the Razorbacks' offensive line coach and Rogers thinks he brings a lot to the table at Arkansas.
"I definitely like him and I respect him as a coach," Rogers said. "He's a great guy and I'm excited to be playing for him.
"He's coached at a lot of places and gotten to do a lot of things. He does a good job of pushing his guys to be the best player they can be."
Rogers has been running for three weeks now. When he was unable to participate in physical activity, however, he said he studied a lot of film.
"I have definitely learned a lot more about the small stuff and how important every one of those things can be," Rogers said. "When you study film more, you pay more attention to detail and see how little things happening in a play can really go a long way in its success."
After missing his junior season, Rogers is ready to apply that knowledge on the field for his final go as a Hebron Hawk.
"I'm definitely excited for my senior season," he said. "We have a lot of guys returning. Our entire offensive line and then I get to rejoin them. I think there is just a lot of upside for us overall."
Rogers said he does not have any visits planned, but intends to make it to Fayetteville sometime during the spring semester.
Rogers running again
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