Clemson offers Rogers

On Friday afternoon, junior defensive end Dane Rogers learned from Crest head coach Mark Barnes that he had received an offer from Clemson.

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Clemson defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks, who recruits the area around Shelby, N.C., delivered the news to Rogers' coach.

"[Barnes] called me and wanted me to be aware. He said, ‘You know you've got an offer from Clemson, right?' I was like, I was aware of it, but I didn't know for sure," Rogers told CUTigers on Friday afternoon. "He told me that coach Brooks had called him this morning and wanted to let me know for sure that I've got an offer from Clemson."

There had been a little bit confusion as to whether or not the Tigers had offered.

"I was thinking that I had an offer from Clemson, but I didn't know for sure," Rogers said. "They'd never told me straight up, you have an offer from Clemson. That's pretty much what I was expecting.

"Now that I know I've got an offer from Clemson, I'm happy."

The junior defensive end already held offers from North Carolina, N.C. State and Tennessee.

He thinks Wake Forest could be next.

"Since I'm going to Wake Forest junior day," Rogers said, "they've wanted me to come down there for junior day, so that's what I'm going to do."

There is no list of favorites.

"I think I'll have that, probably around midseason or the end of the season. That way, I want to take the time to get my official visits and come to the conclusion where I want to go," he said.

Rogers' cousin, Carlos Watkins, signed with Clemson in February. His high school teammates, Jonathan Bullard and Rhaheim Ledbetter, signed with Florida.

The 6-foot-3, 226-pound prospect has visited Clemson, North Carolina and N.C. State for their junior days.

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