Rogers Nearly 100 Percent Healthy

Zach Rogers, the top-rated center in the class of 2015, did not play last year because of a torn ACL, but he is almost 100 percent healthy now and ready for his senior season.

Zach Rogers, the top-rated center in the class of 2015, did not play last year because of a torn ACL, but he is almost 100 percent healthy now and ready for his senior season.

The injury, which happened Aug. 23 and was repaired Sept. 10, has healed enough that he can do most of the offseason workouts his teammates are doing.

"I can lift most of the weights and do all of the running," Rogers said. "There is very little I can't do."

Rogers said he should be able to practice when Hebron High School begins its spring practice May 2.

While he has offers from Oklahoma, Texas and a few other schools, the four-star center from Lewisville, Texas, remains fully committed to Arkansas.

When the Razorbacks held their Junior Day March 1, Rogers visited Fayetteville for the first time since the Fred W. Smith Football Center was completed.

"It was nice to be back up there again," Rogers said. "It's always awesome to see [the facilities]."

The visit also gave Rogers an opportunity to be around the team, as well as to talk to head coach Bret Bielema and offensive line coach Sam Pittman.

"I got to sit in on some offensive line meetings and see how they do things," Rogers said. "[Bielema and Pittman] told me to keep working on my speed, strength and knowledge."

Rogers plans to graduate high school early and enroll at Arkansas in the spring of 2015.

The earliest date he can sign a financial aid agreement with the Razorbacks is Aug. 1, but he said he would probably wait until Hebron High's bye week in the middle of the season.

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